Apple has reportedly cut down on the amount of orders from component suppliers for the iPhone 5 screen as well as other screen sizes. The order, that was made last month for Q1 of 2013 has decreased by about half of what the company originally intended to order, a source close to the matter revealed to The Wall Street Journal.
Apple has requested that Sharp, LG and Japan Display cut the supply of LCD panels down from about 65 million units.
This move could suggest a weaker than expected demand from customers for Apple’s latest iPhone and other devices.
The information seems to support the forecast of analyst Steven Milunovich who last month predicted that Apple is likely to face challenges selling its iPhone and iPad against the increasing competition from Android powered tablets and market share of Samsung’s Galaxy line of smartphones.
Last week, Apple’s chief of marketing Phil Schiller quickly dismissed reports that suggested Apple was planning a cheaper iPhone to better compete with smartphone’s powered by Android.
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