“Morgan Stanley believes Apple’s poor iPhone sales results and rising inventory levels are bad news for the industry’s chip suppliers,” Tae Kim reports for CNBC.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple did not have “poor iPhone sales results” and anyone who tells you they did is either ignorant or a liar.

“‘Disappointing iPhone units combined with an inventory overbuild should continue to have a pronounced impact on Apple suppliers and the smartphone segment more broadly,’ Morgan Stanley semiconductor analyst Joseph Moore wrote in a note to clients Monday entitled ‘iPhone weakness is driving a sharp inventory correction.’ ‘We remain cautious on Skyworks Solutions, and see some risks to the broader semis cycle,'” Kim reports. “As a result, Moore reiterated his underweight rating on Skyworks Solution shares. He has a $85 price target for the chip supplier, representing 14 percent downside to Friday’s close.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Nowhere in the article is the rather salient point mentioned that Q118 was a 13-week quarter vs. a 14-week first quarter in fiscal Q1 2017. iPhone unit sales did not decrease on a weekly basis, only on an unequal period of time labeled a “quarter.” Were Q118 14 weeks or Q117 13 weeks in length, iPhone unit sales grew YOY.

Those who claim otherwise are disingenuous.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “David E.” and “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]