Apple (AAPL) Stock Sinks After Slowing iPhone Production


  • Apple (AAPL) stock is slipping on decreasing iPhone production reports.
  • That comes after the company saw weaker demand for the iPhone 14 than expected.
  • This has it telling suppliers to make 6 million fewer units for 2022.
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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock is slipping on Wednesday after the tech company revealed plans to slow production for its iPhone line.

At least, that’s one way to look at it. Rather, Apple is reportedly not moving ahead with plans to increase iPhone production. This comes as insiders note that the increased demand expected for the smartphone hasn’t materialized.

According to these insiders, Apple has reached out to suppliers to have them scale back production of the iPhone 14. This has it expecting 6 million fewer units in the second half of 2022. However, that means it’s still looking for 90 million units during that period.

Weak Demand Replaces Supply Chain Constraints

Nabila Popal, research director at IDC, told Bloomberg, the following:

The supply constraints pulling down on the market since last year have eased and the industry has shifted to a demand-constrained market. High inventory in channels and low demand with no signs of immediate recovery has OEMs panicking and cutting their orders drastically for 2022.

Investors in AAPL stock will note that the 90 million units that Apple expects matchs its prior estimates made this summer. It’s also in line with the company’s iPhone deliveries during the prior year.

AAPL stock is down 3.3% as of Wednesday morning and is down 19.3% since the start of the year.

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