Overall, chip orders put by Apple for Q2 are expected to be just a little higher compared to those for Q1, regardless of the launch of the firm’s 4-inch apple iphone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro previously this month.
First-week sales of Apple’s brand-new tools have been frustrating, according to the resources, while chip shipments for the iPhone Sixes and also 6s Plus for the 2nd quarter of 2016 are most likely to be cut in half from those shipped in the first quarter. According to DigiTimes:
Shipments for the brand-new iPhone SE will be unable to counter the fall in deliveries for the apple iphone 6s as well as 6s Plus devices in the 2nd quarter, the sources continued. The delivery target for the SE in the second quarter is 4 to 5 million units.
The very same resources declare chip orders from Apple are unlikely to go back to the previous high degrees until after the third quarter of 2016, when its next-generation iPhone, iPad, MacBook and iMac items end up being available.
Taiwan-based website DigiTimes has a mixed performance history at reporting on Apple’s upcoming product strategies, yet its sources within the upstream supply chain have shown reputable in the past.
Back in February, the website declared Apple would deliver 9.8 million iPads in the very first quarter of 2016, possibly its lowest quarterly tablet computer sales because the iPad 2 in mid 2011.
In January, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Chef confirmed during the business’s economic profits teleconference that iPhone sales would likely decrease in the March quarter, marking the first year-over-year decline since the smartphone was released in June 2007.
Apple forecast that its total profits in Q2 2016 would be in between $50 and $53 billion, compared to $58 billion in the year-ago quarter, signaling the company’s first year-over-year decline in income in thirteen years.