iPhone 4 orders reduced by 10% in anticipation of the next iPhone, which might launch September 7th

iPhone 4 orders reduced by 10% in anticipation of the next iPhone, which might launch September 7th
Taiwanese PCB component suppliers say their orders have been reduced by 10% on average for their orders placed by Apple. Sales of the iPhone 4 remain strong, as we saw in the last quarterly earnings report so the reduction in orders might possibly be in preparation for the next iPhone launch, slowly phasing down the current generation, knowing that people will hold on their purchases in anticipation of the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, or whatever the next iPhone gets named.

If tradition is followed by Apple, the usual iPod refresh event it schedules in the fall, could be replaced with an iOS 5/iPhone 5 launch fanfare. The iPod-related stuff will then play second fiddle, or, seeing how there was no mention of a new iPod model in the iOS 5 code, might be sidestepped altogether. These events are usually taking place on the first Tuesday or Wednesday after Labor Day, with Wednesday taking precedence, so we might indeed see a joint iPhone 5/iOS 5 launch on September 7, to give Apple a headstart before Google's next Nexus phone.

source: RedmondPie & CNETUK

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16. andro unregistered

Or maybe the sales have dropped because its an old phone still overpriced and having inherent faults,and an os which hasn't changed in 4 years due to fanboys believing apples hype that it changes everything again again again including their nappies

17. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Ummmm, it's android's market share that's declining, not the iphone's, lol. The iphone's market share is growing ;)

15. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Btw. Android's market share declined for the first time. Reason is, Verizon's adoptation of the iphone4. Analysts claim that android's market will continue to decline when the ip5 comes out. More android users on Verizon will be switching. The ip5 will be available to a couple more carriers as well, which will cause more android users to switch to the iphone :)

19. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

You mean this?:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-lost-market -share-in-the-U.S.-last-month-according-to-Nielsen s-smartphone-survey_id19193In case you didnt read it or dont plan to let me help you:"The latest Nielsen survey on U.S. smartphone use is in and the Android OS slipped 1 percentage point to a 36% share since March. That is the first drop in Android's slice of the smartphone pie in recent memory." Now pay attention...."The Apple iPhone was unable to take advantage of Android's drop as that device also lost 1 point and weighed in with a 26% share of the U.S. smartphone market. BlackBerry reversed recent trends and tacked on 1 point to hold a 23% stake in the U.S."You talking about this, right?

28. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Nope. I am talking about this :) http://www.bgr.com/2011/06/21/android-u-s-market-s hare-slides-in-march-quarter-as-iphone-gains/ "Android’s share slid from 52.4% to 49.5% in the first quarter, its first sequential market share loss in any region since the second quarter of 2009. Wolf attributes the dip to the launch of Verizon Wireless’ iPhone 4; Apple’s U.S. market share ballooned more than 12 points to 29.5% in the first quarter."

36. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Again, so now we live in 2 totally different 1st quarters in the same year.Interesting....

20. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Why are you so anxious to see Android decline? You are taking Android's success way too personally.

21. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Whats funny...articles about Android losing market share has popped again recently...but NO analyst or pro Apple, iPhone folks are mentioning the decline the iPhone had too. I wonder why......

29. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Because, there's no decline :)And the article I posted was today's news. Yours was old news :)

35. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

So.....1st quarter of this year is not the same thing in both articles?Now we live in 2 totally different 1st quarters in the same year.Interesting....

8. iPhone = lol unregistered

Samsung Galaxy S2 > Iphone 4/5/6 combined. End of story.

10. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wow end of story,,, bet u felt macho with that....lol

11. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

As an iPhone 4 owner, I am inclined to (possibly) agree that the Galaxy S II is better than the iPhone 4. I can't say for fact, since I have not had the Galaxy S II in my hot little hand. However, the Galaxy S II is currently the only Android phone making me think twice about staying with Apple forever. Saying that the Galaxy S II is better than iPhone 5 and 6 is just a silly fandroid comment with no basis. I'm excited about the 5 and 6 and what they will bring. I'm also excited about the Galaxy S III (or whatever it'll be called). There don't have to be sides...Can't we all just love technology, in general?

23. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

What I struggle seeing is what sets the Galaxy s II from all the other Android devices. Android phones are basically just a blur in my head.

40. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

My quick list of Galaxy S II likes:- TouchWiz 4.0 makes it simple to add widgets to the homescreen (if you're into that).- NFC - I think this will be a great feature standard on all phones (Google wallet, exchange info with vendor, dinner reservations, etc.)- 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus screen, bright rich colors- 1080p video and good quality 8MP stills- Very thin phone- MHL port - single port for USB/HDMI- DLNA support for compatible devices- Very snappy 1.2GHz dual-core processor- 1GB memory- 16GB and 32GB internal flash memory (upgradeable with microSD of course)- Very good battery management to easily last a day (possibly two)- No gimmicks, just a beautiful, powerful "future-proof" device

7. ~ unregistered

I think the new iphone will probably feature a larger screen (3.7-4) the A5 dual-core chipset, 8-megapixel camera, and it will be a global phone. Possibility's are being thinner, having more RAM, and possibly LTE(probably not though)

4. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

My guesses for the new iPhone are: A5 dual core HSPA + support on AT&T and T-Mobile 8 megapixel camera Verizon world phone Maybe's more RAM more memory 64GB model

5. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

I agree. I dont really see the iPone 5 breaking any new ground. I think its going to keep the same design and just beefup the hardware/software. The only design I see that might change is the thinckness. I may be mistaken but I think the iPad is slightly thiner then the iPhone. Maybe this is a sign.

6. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

If the iPhone is going to be any thinner, I hope the rumor about the metal back housing it true. And I still can't help but to wish for the usual laundry list every Android user would like to see. Flash, widgets, third party apps... But either way, I look forward to seeing whatever Apple puts out.

9. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Flash will be gone real soon. The only reason why it's still there is because google supports it and wants it to stay alive for as long as it can to make it seem like they have an edge over iOS devices, lol. And of course android fanboys would agree with google, lol. Widgets are overhyped features. They suck battery life unnecessarily. Users end up turning it off most of the time, except for android fanboys who like to know what the temperature is every minute and pretend that they can actually multitask (play a video game, while watching youtube, while instant messaging, while listening to music, while blogging, hahahaha).

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I take it you wont be using the couple of widgets in iOS 5 then.

14. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Nope. Those will be disabled right away :)I don't even know why Apple bothered with it. Oh well, it's there now. I guess android users would now be switching to the iphone now that they can stare at the weather widget every minute on an iphone :)

18. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Oh by the way.....every widget doesnt suck battery life from the phone. For some, set the update time to every so hours and its not as bad. Or set it to manual update.I know you think its cute with your posting style but seriously....its sad. Reminds me I shouldnt be wasting my time even replying to you...

27. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Let me guess. Your android phone's battery life lasts two weeks with non-stop use, lol. While the rest suffers from poor battery life, hahahahaha. Goodness. Android fanboys are delusional.

34. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

One thing you did say that was right....you are guessing.

38. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

First of all I never claimed that. But if that makes you feel better...

49. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Fanboy cuz I dont agree with you? Alrighty then... Talking about delusional...you got that right...

31. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Widgets are overhyped to those who don't use them. I had to download a different launcher just so I could squeeze more widgets on my phone. And apparently iphone fanboys want to be able to see the weather too, because a developer just put out a "widget-like" app called Fahrenheit that tells you the weather every minute. Face it, you can't keep shooting down everything that other people say they want on a phone weather its widgets, flash or customization, just because your phone can't do it. It just makes you look irrational

26. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

wait, they have third party apps! the entire cydia store! and yes, apple has widgets now... and personally i think they did it the right way cause i only see them when i want to...

41. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Cydia is cool, but it should be an option without jailbreaking the phone. It sucks that you have to void the warranty to get apps and features you really want.

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