“Apple has informed upstream suppliers of parts and components for iPhone 4S to delay part of their shipments for the fourth quarter of 2011 to the first quarter of 2012 as sales of the iPhone 4S have not been as strong as those concluded in the pre-sales period and also due to shortages in the supply of some key components, according to sources at the iPhone 4 supply chain,” Cage Chao and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.
“According to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report, Apple is likely to adjust downward its shipments of iPhones and iPads from related suppliers by 10-15% in the fourth quarter,” Chao and Shen report for DigiTimes.
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MacDailyNews Take: You can bet your sweet Mac that we will revisit this rumor, based on a Chinese-language Commercial Times report, when iPhone and iPad holiday quarter unit sales are announced by Apple in January. In the meantime, enjoy the AAPL sale!
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