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  • Apple Not Confirming Reported Cut in CDMA iPhone 4 Orders


    Rumors and the reports they've spawned over the last twenty-four hours suggest that sluggish sales of the CDMA-based iPhone have promoted Apple to dramatically reduce the production order for the model through the end of the year. If reports from the far east are, indeed, accurate, Apple may have slashed the rate of production for the CDMA iPhone by as much as 50%.

    My calls to Apple regarding this issue were not immediately returned, though - as expected - its unlikely Apple will formally comment on this matter for the time being. By the same token, a diminished sales demand for the iPhone model in question is to be expected. Given the epic fanfare with which the iPhone 4 came to Verizon, it would be impossible - even for Apple - to maintain Verizon iPhone fever for the duration of the year.

    It should also be noted how this information became public. Rather than an internal leak at Apple, Pegatron Technology's reported earning this week (which actually revealed net losses $19.38 million) for the first quarter of 2011, told the whole story.

    Pegatron, according to DigiTimes, initially anticipated shipping some 10 million CDMA iPhone 4s in 2011, but component makers reveal to the publication that Apple's orders have plummeted, and the cut in production volume is estimated to fall as low as just five million units.

    Source: DigiTimes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Not Confirming Reported Cut in CDMA iPhone 4 Orders started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 20 Comments
    1. fyahbwoy's Avatar
      fyahbwoy -
      i expected this...cdma iphone...not the brightest idea....oh yea #1
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fyahbwoy View Post
      i expected this...cdma iphone...not the brightest idea....oh yea #1
      Oh yea # your lame.

      Well so much for Verizon. Suckers
    1. 97vrsix's Avatar
      97vrsix -
      Would have been smart for them to just do TMO!

      Would have been a simple re tool for the radio, and it would open the flood gates, and solve issues! Also, I bet TMO would have been higher then 15% of the market now too!

      Oh well!

      World edition.


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      is verizon getting ip5? i wonder those customers are waiting for that. also perhaps there already in a contract and waiting for it to end.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Well if it came from Pegatron I'll believe it, but if it had come from Megatron, that's a different story!
    1. kraziebone's Avatar
      kraziebone -
      What did they expect? If you wanted the iPhone 4, you got it 6 months earlier with AT&T. As time passes, this number will grow. AT&T contracts will end and new LTE iPhones will bring more customers to Verizon from AT&T. That's what I'm waiting for anyway
    1. ShredNasty's Avatar
      ShredNasty -
      Quote Originally Posted by kraziebone View Post
      What did they expect? If you wanted the iPhone 4, you got it 6 months earlier with AT&T. As time passes, this number will grow. AT&T contracts will end and new LTE iPhones will bring more customers to Verizon from AT&T. That's what I'm waiting for anyway
      Well, you might wanna grab a Snickers, cause you're about to be waiting 1+ years for a LTE iDevice on any carrier. And here's the kicker. VZW won't get an LTE device until AT&T has LTE as well, making your move to VZW pointless, unless you like seeing EVDO next to your bars instead of AT&T....
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      What the hell DOES Apple ever confirm? We should be used to this by now.

      If Apple's Cupertino headquarters was suddenly destroyed and reduced to rubble overnight and satellite photography confirmed it, and every camera within a 200 block radius confirmed it, and 6000 eyewitnesses confirmed it, and 500 employees confirmed it.......Apple itself would still NOT confirm it.

      And why in the world would Apple EVER confirm that one of its beloved products is not selling as well as they hoped?
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      The lack in sales is due to bringing the iPhone 4 to Verizon with the iPhone 5 just around the corner to come out.
    1. Go Gators's Avatar
      Go Gators -
      It's always happens the same way here. Everyone said how amazing the iPhone on Verizon will be. Everyone will ditch AT&T because they suck. Obviously none of that happened and now everyone one here is saying they never thought the iPhone on Verizon would sell well. It's so funny to watch everyone cover for Apple when negative things happen. Just wait until Apple really gets knocked down, it's coming soon. It's only a matter of time.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Cell phone fashion moves very quickly. The iPhone 4, while a great device, is simply old technology/ old news. Dual-core phones are right around the corner, anyway. It would be pretty dumb to get an iPhone 4 at this point.

      Quote Originally Posted by Go Gators View Post
      It's always happens the same way here. Everyone said how amazing the iPhone on Verizon will be. Everyone will ditch AT&T because they suck. Obviously none of that happened and now everyone one here is saying they never thought the iPhone on Verizon would sell well. It's so funny to watch everyone cover for Apple when negative things happen. Just wait until Apple really gets knocked down, it's coming soon. It's only a matter of time.

      Huh? Your logic is hard to follow.
    1. calljd's Avatar
      calljd -
      Who the hell would have thought that Apple would have sold 10M Verizon Iphones in 2011 anyway. They sold 2.2M in the first partial quarter. They would have to have sold north of 2.5M every quarter for the rest of the year. With a phone that is already 6 months old and a new phone due by the end of the year that 10M sold was never going to happen. 5-6M seams a lot more likely.
    1. reznor9's Avatar
      reznor9 -
      I had an iphone4 on AT&T. Then got sick or the bill and dropped calls and low signal... The switched over to an unlocked iPhone 4 on tmobile, had a cheap bill and great signal but got sick of the slow edge data speeds so went over to Verizon iPhone 4. I'm loving my service and unlimited data. Can't wait till iPhone 5 on verizon.
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Go Gators View Post
      It's always happens the same way here. Everyone said how amazing the iPhone on Verizon will be. Everyone will ditch AT&T because they suck. Obviously none of that happened and now everyone one here is saying they never thought the iPhone on Verizon would sell well. It's so funny to watch everyone cover for Apple when negative things happen. Just wait until Apple really gets knocked down, it's coming soon. It's only a matter of time.
      Actually, if you read back over the past few yrs on this forum you will find a ton of people predicting that The big V wouldn't do so well with it's CDMA. EU pretty much did away with CDMA at the turn of the century mostly because it is 100% carrier lock. Even more so now with ever shrinking CDMA carriers in industrialized countries. Old concept that is now busting at the seams. I dont really care for any carrier but I'll tale gsm over CDMA any day. As for defending Apple, well there are some that swear they can do no wrong but.... There are people that hold true to other manufacturers as well. And lastly, you should just expect that this site will show more love for Apple than others partly because it's a iForum. Not Microsoft and for Sony...!!!... You might as well forget it. They are the enemy now to most after their bullying antics with Geo. As for the other extreme side that bashes Apple for anything well...They are just trolling like a useless person in a picket line that hasn't worked a day in their life but complains because no one gave them what they feel they deserve. Well perhaps not all but a good majority do troll here to spark useless uneducated arguments. Oh and that goes for apple fans as well so don't think this is about you. I'm just saying.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      CDMA is dead :P
    1. evoRC's Avatar
      evoRC -
      Quote Originally Posted by Go Gators View Post
      It's always happens the same way here. Everyone said how amazing the iPhone on Verizon will be. Everyone will ditch AT&T because they suck. Obviously none of that happened and now everyone one here is saying they never thought the iPhone on Verizon would sell well. It's so funny to watch everyone cover for Apple when negative things happen. Just wait until Apple really gets knocked down, it's coming soon. It's only a matter of time.
      Apple getting knocked down?! lol the leader, the innovator, the company that all copies? That is some good drug your on.
    1. scottw03's Avatar
      scottw03 -
      Everyone is expecting the iPhone 5 to be out in the next few months so with that, why would they buy an iPhone 4 on Verizon when they could wait a month or two to get the next gen one. If it does not come out in the next few months, and Apple decides to delay it until later in the year or until next year and slow down the releases then the Verizon sales might go up since people will have more time to use their iPhone 4 before it is outdated by the next version.

      Another idea is that some might be waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out so that the iPhone 4 will be reduced in price (kind of like the 3G and 3GS were lowered to clear them out of the warehouses). Wait a bit and get a better product or save some money on a product that you were already going to buy.

      Some may be locked into contracts and will decide to upgrade to an iPhone 4 or 5 when the contract is up or switch carriers when their contract is up.

      I am heavily considering switching to Verizon from AT&T when my contract is up and getting an iPad 3G (or LTE if it is out by then) and ditching my iphone completely. I use it mostly for internet, email, text, music and movies. Rarely for phone calls. Don't get me wrong, I love my iPhone 4, and not using it for phone calls has nothing to do with reception. I has to do with I do not like talking on the phone (my job requires a lot of that so when I am not at work the last thing I want to do is be on the phone). In this case a tablet would be better suited for my needs and if I really want to make a phone call from it, I will use Skype.

      Would rather have 3G everywhere with slower speed than sparce 3G coverage and 2-3 times the speed. That AT&T 3G speed doesn't do me any good when I go outside of their 3G coverage zones. It took over 2 years after I got back from Europe for my town to get 3G coverage. During those 2 years it was pointless to even use the internet on my iPhone 3G or iPhone 4 when I was out of my house. It was like using dial-up.

      I wanted to buy the iPad but knew from the talk that the iPad 2 would be coming out in the near future so I held off (just purchased online 2-3 days ago). I am sure new customers that want the iPhone on Verizon are waiting to see what the next version will be like and if they should get that or the iPhone 4.
    1. anekin007's Avatar
      anekin007 -
      What do u expect? The iPhone 4 had a really late release date. News all over were saying to wait for the next iPhone. Also Verizon has a better phone selection. What's the competition for the iPhone on AT&T? Nothing really.
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Quote Originally Posted by reznor9 View Post
      I had an iphone4 on AT&T. Then got sick or the bill and dropped calls and low signal... The switched over to an unlocked iPhone 4 on tmobile, had a cheap bill and great signal but got sick of the slow edge data speeds so went over to Verizon iPhone 4. I'm loving my service and unlimited data. Can't wait till iPhone 5 on verizon.
      I have AT&T, I like it... Yes it does have dropped calls, however my bill is reasonable, and data speeds average 3X Verizon speeds.
      I put up with dropped calls because this is really a handheld first and a phone second. My friends on Verizon LOVE theirs too! I'm sure apple will make the iPhone 5 for both markets.
      Bigger market=happy Steve Jobs! And happy us since AT&T HAS to lower their prices to compete with Verizon.
    1. Emicron's Avatar
      Emicron -
      I sell parts and have noticed that the verizon iphone 4 ones do not sell anywhere near as many as the At&t parts.