+ Reply
Results 1 to 16 of 16

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: iPad 2, iPhone 4 Demand Grows, Supply to Shrink

is a discussion within the

iPad News

forums, a part of the

General iPad

section;
Digitimes is reporting shortages of both labor and materials, specifically at Foxconn, will be affecting Apple's overseas supply chain. The shortage will likely affect Apple's ability to ship the iPad
...
  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Phillip Swanson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,342
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 79 Times in 46 Posts

    Default iPad 2, iPhone 4 Demand Grows, Supply to Shrink



    Digitimes is reporting shortages of both labor and materials, specifically at Foxconn, will be affecting Apple's overseas supply chain.

    The shortage will likely affect Apple's ability to ship the iPad 2 and iPhone 4 in the second quarter of 2011 (Calendar time, not financial, so like June), upstream component makers told Digitime. Foxconn released a statement on the issue, (that in no way directly addressed the issue) merely emphasizing "that is has expereience arranging manpower to assist its clients in reaching their goals."

    In Apple's case, those goals can be lofty. Apple sold 18.6 million iPhones in the first quarter of 2011, up from 16.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2010. Apple's estimates put sales for iPhones in the second quarter of 2011 in the 20-22 million units sold range. Apple expects to sell 10-10.5 million iPad 2's in the second quarter of 2011 as well. However, shortages in parts like memory components, and power amplifiers, due to the earthquakes in Japan, have caused the majority of iPad production to shift from the Chengdu Foxconn Plants to the less capable Foxconn plants in Shenzhen. In order to meet the 3 million iPad 2's a month Apple demands, Foxconn will need to find a way to supply the ailing Chengdu plant with the necessary parts, and labor.

    Hungry investors, and Apple's track record for continually beating sales estimates, could be at odd come the end of the 2nd quarter this year. Apple, though has been flexing its purchasing power buying up every touch panel, memory component, processor, and other necessary component it can get its hands on to meet demand. So much so, other tablet and smartphone manufacturers are experiencing even more purchasing woes. Samsung already saw the wi-fi version if it's 7" Galaxy tab miss it's march release date window, with the Galaxy 10.1 being delayed as well. Although, if you were fortunate enough to be one of the 5,000 attendees at Google's I/O conference, you walked away with a Galaxy 10.1 tablet ahead of its release date.

    Don't expect Apple to run out of iDevices, just don't be surprised if the ridiculous waiting that accompanied the iPad 2's launch shortage makes a comeback.

    Source: Digitimes
    Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 05-12-2011 at 01:28 PM.

  2. #2
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts

    The pic is strange. Is it intentional that the water is dripping from the wrong place on the faucet? Is it meaning to imply a leak?

  3. #3
    Livin the iPhone Life steve-z17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    2,245
    Thanks
    91
    Thanked 141 Times in 121 Posts

    A nice way for Samsung to get rid of its future shelf stock

    So basically this is stuff that we've been hearing about for the past month or so?

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to steve-z17 For This Useful Post:

    ruffian (05-12-2011)

  5. #4
    Go Giants whereswaldo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    4,382
    Thanks
    187
    Thanked 359 Times in 257 Posts

    Maybe cause they're making iPhone 5s
    Name? whereswaldo
    iDevice + Firmware? 32GB Black iPhone 4 iOS 5.0
    Computer + OS? Dell Inspiron 15R 2nd Gen i5, 2.3 Ghz, 750GB HDD, 8GB RAM Windows 7 HP
    Location? Toronto
    Found yet? No

  6. #5
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    39
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    that wouldn't surprise me if that were the case

  7. #6
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    221
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Oops!

    PM me if u think my sigs nice

  8. #7
    My iPhone is a Part of Me vantheman169's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Outter Space
    Posts
    888
    Thanks
    87
    Thanked 114 Times in 75 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
    Maybe cause they're making iPhone 5s
    This is what i am thinking. Its Apples normal refresh time for the iPhone. I never gave into the hipe of a september iPhone 5 release.

  9. #8
    Green Apple ZOMGVTEK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    69
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Who would even buy a iPhone 4 now? Its almost dead, and definitely showing its age compared to the snazzy new dual core bajiggahertz 4G competition.

  10. #9
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    133
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by vantheman169 View Post
    This is what i am thinking. Its Apples normal refresh time for the iPhone. I never gave into the hipe of a september iPhone 5 release.
    No, that doesn't mean it won't come in September at all. The iPad 2 also has a shortage, so that doesn't mean it'll ship in June. I hope it does ship in June, though.

  11. #10
    iPhone? More like MyPhone spider_romeo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    117
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts

    Yeaahh, they're making iPhone 5.

  12. #11
    Green Apple Timstanley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    69
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 3 Posts

    I guess no i5 this summer?

  13. #12
    My iPhone is a Part of Me vantheman169's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Outter Space
    Posts
    888
    Thanks
    87
    Thanked 114 Times in 75 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by y0ungSir View Post
    No, that doesn't mean it won't come in September at all. The iPad 2 also has a shortage, so that doesn't mean it'll ship in June. I hope it does ship in June, though.
    who knows, only time will tell. I hope its more than just an Upgraded iPhone 4 tho.

  14. #13
    Green Apple TheNoob12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    91
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 7 Times in 3 Posts

    I hope it's the iPhone5, I'm going to hop back into the iPhone Train in August and would hate to get the iPhone4 if the iPhone5 is around the corner

  15. #14
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    39
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    I think the iPhone 5 will be around September but they would still be stock piling components for it to keep it away from RIMM, Samsung, HTC, etc.

  16. #15
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default not waiting anymore
    Picking up iphone 4 today to begin another 18 month upgrade period. I'll be set to get the iphone with the major upgrade (iphone 6 ?) at the end of next year. If there is a release in June then i'll be within my 30 days to exchange. If not, then at least I started the 18 month upgrade period.

  17. #16
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    This is an interesting discussion. thank you for sharing

    ipad case

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts