Apple Cuts iPhone 5 Orders; Shares Drop Below $500

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USA Today reported that Apple decided to cut orders for iPhone 5 components due to weaker than expected demand, leading to Apple shares dropping below $500.

USA Today reported that Apple decided to cut orders for iPhone 5 components due to weaker than expected demand, leading to Apple shares dropping below $500.  Apple’s recent orders of iPhone 5 screens for Q1 were half than what the company had originally anticipated, claims 2 unidentified sources.  Apple’s earning announcement is due later this month, and things are not looking optimistic.  Apple has misjudged its earning estimates before; the company missed their estimates in 3 out of the previous 5 quarters.

Simultaneously, Samsung announced today that its Galaxy S series sold over 100 million sales today, taking the title of world’s largest smartphone vendor by market share.   In Q3 of 2012, Apple had 14.6% of world-wide smartphone shipments while Samsung’s share rose to 31.3%.  Read more.

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