Apple Supply Partners Confirm iPhone 4S Production Slowdown
Although the sixth generation iPhone remains at least three to four months away from its public debut, plans are already being made for the device's production across Asia.
With widely anticipated new attributes ranging from 4G LTE connectivity to a larger screen - not to mention all the sweet new bells and whistles from iOS 6 - the next-gen iPhone may be the hottest iPhone release yet. And with each passing week, more evidence surfaces regarding the device's forthcoming and potentially imminent production.
On Friday, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White said that suppliers are confirming an iPhone 4S production slowdown as Apple's supply chain partners begin shifting their attention and resources to the next-gen iPhone. Fortunately, for the time being, suppliers aren't bummed out about the decreased production over early summer.
"In fact, the overall tone was a bit better than we expected and one company even seemed to be experiencing upside from this program in (the second quarter of 2012)," White revealed today. Without question, component suppliers and iPhone makers are clued in about the next-gen iPhone and how production may reach new all-time highs as the device nears market introduction.
White believes that upwards of 50 million new iPhones could be sold in the final quarter (the holiday shopping quarter) of 2012.