According to research firm BTIG, iPhone 5 production is finally catching up with consumer demand in the United States.
Wireless providers offering Apple's latest smartphone now showcase a ship-by date that is around one week away. The Apple shipping schedule, meanwhile, remains at 3 to 4 weeks, BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk noted.
However, Piecyk stated that the move could be a strategic one from Apple in order to get more consumers to visit their successful brick-and-mortar stores.
"Apple might be trying to induce their customers to reserve a phone for next day pick up at one of their retail stores in the hopes of capturing additional sales," he said. "The reservation policy is the same for the iPad mini, but we have been able to find iPad mini inventory increasingly available in the handful of stores that we called."
Piecyk added that it's too soon to exactly know whether the shortened shipping time means consumers are becoming less interested in buying the device or if Apple simply increased its production.
Either way, the iPhone 5's production delays is said to have negatively affected Apple's financial results. Its manufacturing supplier, Foxconn, admitted that the smartphone is the the most difficult device it's ever produced, as well as saying they can't keep up with production demand.
Its common sense that reporters have different beats. His is Apple. So why is everyone trolling on him?
I feel his articles are precise and too the point. Just because trolling on Apple is the norm at the moment DOES NOT MEAN you can troll on people just doing their jobs.
Leave him alone. Its obvious that the next person reporting on Apple will be trolled also.
I am not a apple fan or own anything related to apple btw.
Most intelligent thing I've heard in weeks (regardless of topic). I'm curious to see what the number produced and number sold figures are, I'm sure will never get accurate numbers though.
I meant, this is what the writers of TH are supposed to do, give a clear idea. I could have got this information from CNET. I am here for the 'expert's' opinion. You have just copied and pasted the information from CNET.
Its just a logical step to get away from apple now. their design hasnt changed since the Iphone 4. they all look similar. and you are paying more. The software is restrictive to the point its retarded you have to risk bricking your phone just to jailbreak it
but apple pole smokers. just can't take it out of their mouths to see what its like when they do. they feel if they remove the Big Black rooster (aka Coc#) that is apple that they will die. maybe they will. and you will be free to smoke the Bigger whiter rooster (aka samsung's coc#) But I am a guy that will buy a brand that has the best features, so if Apple bring out a sick phone it 10 years with better software. then ill buy it.