Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Taiwan suppliers' iPhone 4 orders drop before new model

updated 08:25 am EDT, Tue June 21, 2011

iPhone 4 part orders drop in spring

New leaks Tuesday morning hinted at Apple ramping down production of the iPhone 4 ahead of the future model. PCB (circuit board) suppliers were told to cut their orders by about 10 percent for the spring. Orders were expected by Digitimes' source to go back up in the summer as Apple stepped up production for the next model.

Earlier tips have had production of the new iPhone starting in July with a release in or around September. Compeq Manufacturing, Nan Ya PCB, Tripod Technology, and Unimicron Technology are believed to be Apple's contractors.

Separately, the Economic Daily News also said that quote cuts were dropping 10 percent, although its phrasing pointed to these being price drops to reflect spikes in orders. Apple is estimated by them to be surging its iPad shipments by 70 percent to eight million units, leading it to push for volume discounts. Shipments were only expected to increase in the summer and could lead to more price drops.

The production changes could see a slight drop in iPhone numbers in the summer but wouldn't necessarily see Apple face any threat of losing market share. RIM's rapid fall both in its last quarter and in the summer are only expected to widen Apple's advantage. Nokia's decline while it waits for its first Windows Phone devices could also play into Apple's hands.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News