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Is a new and improved iPhone in the works, or is Apple struggling to keep up with component inventories?

As one of the most trend-setting tech companies, love it or hate it, Apple is constantly making news with its new products.  A constant media circus follows Apple, and often the rumors hold true-- as was the case when Apple revamped its entire iPod line last fall. 

Now the rumors have started to circulate again, this time about Apple's smart phone, the iPhone.  Analysts now claim iPhone supplies are mysteriously shrinking, leading to speculation that either Apple is preparing to launch a new model, or is in the middle of a component crisis.  Market research firm Inc. remained sufficient throughout the month.  Sacconaghi doesn't buy into the rumors that a new iPhone model may be in the works.  He states conservatively, "

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Big whoop.
By psychobriggsy on 4/4/2008 12:55:49 PM , Rating: 2
Even though I like Apple rumours, I'm getting pretty damn tired of the damn iPhone stock level rumours and speculation.

Apple reduced production earlier in the year, after learning that phone sales don't peak so much at Christmas due to phones having expensive contracts (i.e,. not brilliant presents) and people's existing contracts running out in general at random times in the year.

Couple that with a bundle of people buying them for SDK work, and woo, you have an undersupply issue - I imagine that Apple upped orders when they realised they were going to run out of inventory, but it'll take a couple of weeks for that to show up. Big whoop.

RE: Big whoop.
By Bigjee on 4/4/2008 1:27:43 PM , Rating: 2
I agree. The SDK launch may have something to do with this.
Either way I don't see Apple making radical changes to the way the next gen. iphone would look. (that pic was nice)

"We shipped it on Saturday. Then on Sunday, we rested." -- Steve Jobs on the iPad launch
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