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Apple cut down iPhone 5 material orders

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

There is news about Apple cutting off their iPhone 5 component orders from manufacturers like Sharp who manufacture iPhone 5 screens.

And speculation on the reason for it is that the demand on iphone 5 is weaker than expected, so Apple has cut their order in half, this news has resulted in a drop in Apple’s share nearly $17 bringing the overall value of Apple stock close to $500 (the lowest point it reached was $498.51).

But some sources has said that Apple had made exactly the same move to cut orders for parts in 2011 following the launch of the iPhone 4S, that year Apple sell a record 37m iPhones.

This came with the news about Samsung reaching their 100 million sales for Galaxy S series, which was a series that enabled Samsung to overtake Apple in 2012 to become the world's biggest seller of smartphones.

Some rumor was serculating that Apple is considering a cheaper iPhone version, using cheaper materials, to take their share in this sector worldwide, but Senior Vice President Worldwide Marketing at Apple - Phil Schiller - said that “Despite the popularity of cheap smartphones [in China], this will never be the future of Apple’s products".

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