Apple reduces the production forecast of the iPhone 3G? – Macitynet.it
Has Apple reduced internal iPhone production forecasts by 16%? The rumor rebounds from the Barron financial site which cites some sources aware of the facts, particularly some managers of investment funds, concerned about the repercussions that the delay could have on Apple's share prices. Apple, again according to Barron, had initially planned to sell 12 million iPhones by the end of September. Now based on information collected from unspecified sources, the figure would have been reduced by 10.5 million by the end of 2008. The reason, as mentioned, would be in problems of supply of some components that determine a reduced production. Production at full capacity will not start, says Barron, which is halfway through the month
Rumors of a possible reduction in the expected number of iPhones sold emerged a few days ago when Infineon had reduced the profit forecasts resulting from the sale of the base band chips for mobile phones, due to a drop in orders from an important customer. . The customer in question has not been specified but many have speculated that it could be Apple.
In the margins of the rumors it should be noted that at the moment the only public forecasts released by Apple speak of 10 million iPhones sold by the end of the year. 10.5 million would be above this limit.