Apple's stock is up 12% since the beginning of the year.
"This news needs to be viewed in the context of Apple probably being overly optimistic last year in relation to the prospects for its new phones, leaving it with excess inventory in the first part of this year", Atlantic Equities analyst James Cordwell said.
Though Apple has warned observers not to make assumptions about its plans or sales based on supply chain reports - and such assumptions led to conflicts between Apple and analysts over the iPhone X's relative strength this year - the reports can provide a glimpse into the notoriously secretive company's expectations. Last year it ordered 100 million units of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, this year it only wants 80 million units of the newer models.
Nikkei Asian Review, citing several sources, have noted that Apple's orders indicate a reduced sales production by up to 20 per cent.
US -based supplier Advanced Micro Devices (AMD.O), Micron Technology (MU.O) Intel (INTC.O), Broadcom Inc (AVGO.O) and Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) were all down between 1 percent and 4 percent.Читайте также: Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape, sex assault charges
As per reports, Apple is planning to release three new iPhone models in 2018, with the announcement expected to he held during the company's annual keynotes.
Apple reported iPhone unit sales of 52.2 million in its most recent quarter, slightly below the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of 52.3 million.
Despite the media reports that demand for the $1,000 iPhone X has fallen, Apple's market cap has continued to rise and is approaching $1 trillion.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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