Japanese newspaper Sankei Biz (link via Google Translate) is reporting that Apple has halved LCD panel orders from Sharp due to lower-than-expected sales of the iPhone 5.
This is the latest indication apparently pointing to the device’s sluggish performance since its launch in September, and comes just three days after Reuters reported that Sharp has slowed production of the 9.7 inch panels used f
Apple has cut orders for iPhone 5 components due to weaker-than-expected demand, reports the Wall Street Journal. The article said that
“Apple’s orders for iPhone 5 screens for the January-March quarter, for example, have dropped to roughly half of what the company had previously planned to order.”
In addition, orders for other components have also been reduced.