Shares of Apple barely budged on Monday following a story in The Wall Street Journal that Apple would delay the production of its latest iPhones by roughly a month.
If you’re Apple, it pays to have gobs of cash and a gazillion plugged in sell-side analysts obsessively covering your stock.
At first blush, one would think news of a delay of any kind for fresh iPhones would be negative to Apple’s stock price. Not necessarily for a few reasons, strategists say.
First, a delay in the production ramp has been discussed at length on Wall Street and factored into a good chunk of profit estimates on Apple and the stock… More important is that Apple is still — apparently — planning to have its new iPhones in the market before the critical holiday shopping season. By then, many would agree the U.S. economy will be in far better shape than it is today and interest in buying a new iPhone higher.
MacDailyNews Take: In the light of recent events, a month or so is nothing. As long as Apple makes the Christmas 2020 shopping season with 5G-capable iPhones, everything will be fine.