29 Dec '15, 9am
iPhone shipments from production lines in 4Q15 to be 5-10% short of original expectations, say Taiwan makers
iPhone shipments from production lines in 4Q15 to be 5-10% short of original expectations, say Taiwan makers Daniel Shen, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 29 December 2015] As demand for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus appear to have slowed down recently, shipments of iPhone devices from production lines in the fourth quarter of 2015 are likely to be 5-10% lower than originally expected, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. The lowered factory shipments are in line with the latest forecasts of iPhone shipments in the consumer-end market, said the sources, adding that most market research firms have lowered overall iPhone device shipment estimates for the fourth quarter of 2015 to 72-75 million units, compared to 76-78 million units predicted earlier, indicated the sources. Furthermore, overall iPhone shipments for the first quarter of 2016 have also been lower...