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<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-205492" alt="cn_image.size.s-iphone-new-5-release" src="http://www.cultofmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/cn_image.size_.s-iphone-new-5-release.jpg" width="640" height="434" /> Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple has cut its iPhone 5 component orders by as much as half following “weaker-than-expected” demand for device. The news sent Apple’s stock price plummeting, but according to some analysts, there’s nothing to worry about. iPhone 5 demand is doing just fine, according to Sterne Agee’s Shaw Wu, and the component cuts are in no way related to poor demand. Rather than a result of weak demand, Wu insists Apple’s component cuts are simply due to ”much improved yields meaning lower component builds and supplier shifts.” “As far as we can tell, iPhone 5 demand remains robust,” Wu added. Baird analyst William Power said much the same thing in a note to investors today, CNET reports.
<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-209254" alt="Apple iPhone" src="http://www.cultofmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/apple-iphone-4110412130744.jpg" width="640" height="358" /> Rumors surrounding an upcoming low-cost iPhone have really taken off this week, with The Wall Street Journal reporting on Tuesday that the device could make its debut before the end of 2013 . Now Bloomberg is corroborating that with information from its own sources, who say Apple is already discussing the device with at least one of the major U.S. carriers.
Apple's stock is in a funny place right now. After a big moonshot, it's fallen back to earth. And now it's locked in this mid to low $500-range. Analysts who had been universally bullish are reconsidering their positions and cutting price targets . What's wrong? I think it comes down to the fact that Apple created and captured a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the iPhone .
By David Pogue and Fritzie Andrade 60 Seconds With Pogue: Google’s Map App: David Pogue reviews Google’s newly released map app for the iPhone. As everybody knows by now, Apple got lost along the way. It was like a 22-car pileup.
Business Insider Apple is expected to start "trial" production of its next iPhone , the iPhone 5S, in December, reports Steve Shen of DigiTimes , citing a Chinese business newspaper. The initial run will be small: 50,000-100,000 units.
By Sam Oliver Foxconn, Apple's Taiwan-based manufacturing partner, is said to be planning to establish manufacturing plants in America, and is evaluating sites in Los Angeles, Calif., and Detroit, Mich. The rumored manufacturing plants are expected to focus on building LCD television sets, according to a report published Thursday by hit-or-miss industry publication DigiTimes . Citing "market watchers," the report suggested that the plants will not be used to manufacture Apple products, because the work is "rather complicated.
As part of its case against Samsung, Apple has shown snippets of an internal Samsung document comparing the original Galaxy S phone with the iPhone.
(Credit: Apple) The takeaway from the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index boils down to this: smartphone customers dig their iPhones, despise their BlackBerrys, and are "meh" about the others in between. The ACSI results , which measured satisfaction on a 0-to-100 scale, gave Apple an 83, marking the first time any maker of cell phones finished with that high a ranking.
At the beginning of the month we posted a report titled "Looking into One of Apple's Special-Purpose Liquidmetal Projects" that was based on several patents related to Apple's agreement with Liquidmetal Technologies . Today we learn that Apple and Samsung Electronics plan to shift their respective smartphone designs to new lightweight materials with Apple specifically shifting to the use of liquidmetal. According to Korea's Electric Times Internet, "the next flagship phones of the companies are expected to adopt unprecedented materials for their main bodies, that is, ceramic for the Galaxy S3 and liquidmetal for the iPhone5, both being thin, light and highly resistant to external impacts."
A Foxconn recruiting office is telling potential hires that the iPhone 5 is expected to go on sale in June, according to a Japanese broadcaster. In a conversation recorded here by TV Tokyo and aired April 2, a Foxconn recruiter says the company needs to hire about 18,000 people to manufacture the iPhone 5 . "Because it seems it will go on sale in June," the recruiter says in response to a question about the iPhone 5, according to a Japanese translation of the original Chinese.
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For four consecutive summers beginning in 2007, Apple fans have been privileged to enjoy an annual July treat – the introduction of a next-generation iPhone.
With every new iPhone launch, Apple has managed to surpass the previous year’s records. This year is no different. The company’s new iPhone 4S has sold over 4 million units in its first three days on sale, Apple said today.
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