WSJ: Apple Cuts iPhone 5 Part Orders Due To Weaker Than Expected Demand

Apple’s latest smartphone, the iPhone 5, isn’t doing so well. The iPhone 5 is powerful, fast and well built, but has quite a few problems. The sides and the backplate get scratched easily, there was some kind of flare in the camera lens and the touch response wasn’t as great as before. And then there was iOS 6.

iPhone 5 Part Orders Cut In Half

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is cutting down on iPhone 5 part orders due to weaker-than-expected demand. Apparently, the company is asking suppliers to cut down iPhone 5 parts supply for the period of Jan-March, in fact Apple’s orders for iPhone 5 parts have dropped to half.

Apple Inc. AAPL has cut its orders for components for the iPhone 5 due to weaker-than-expected demand, people familiar with the situation said Monday. Apple’s orders for iPhone 5 screens for the January-March quarter, for example, have dropped to roughly half of what the company had previously planned to order, two of the people said.

This isn’t good news for the fruit company, and their stocks are surely going to go down. Apple didn’t really have any loss, but the demand for its iPhone 5 isn’t what they expected. It has been rumored that a newer much improved iPhone 5S is in the works and may be released sometime in June. Samsung is giving a good fight to Apple and are seeing a lot of success too. The sales of their Galaxy S devices have already crossed the 100 million mark.

It’s not surprising that interest in Apple’s iPhone 5 is dropping. Apple launched it in September, it has been quite long and any smartphone would lose its shine. What do you think?

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  • Linus J

    It’s not surprising that interest in iPhone 5 is dropping, since there is no JB for it!

  • Jay

    I think the biggest problem is the fast moving Android phone. I switched part because of the extremely high cost of upgrading my iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5 and part because the Android phones can have partial upgrades without upgrading the phone (memory, new battery) and I am loving the Samsung Galaxy S3!!!

  • Jackson

    I dont think that has anything to do with it…

  • Guest

    The demand is weak probably because THEY WONT LET US BLOODY JAILBREAK IT

  • Ethyn Resausk

    Actually he could be correct as a matter of fact. People I know and over the internet have switched phones because of it and I for one might get the what ever newest Galaxy there is. Apple really is putting themselves in a deep shitter.

  • iPhone4SGuy

    2 reasons. 1, No jailbreak
    2, You can do more with android for less

  • Losh Loshan

    HELLO WORLD, it was some guy who pranked WSJ, iJailbreak, please post this. Apple’s demand is still currently being met and exceeded..

  • Losh Loshan

    And delete this post just like WSJ, thank you guys!