According to Apple’s own official announcement, the company claimed that they have managed to sell over 13 million new iPhone over its launch weekend. This broke the record compared to last year’s iPhones which was at 10 million, making this a very impressive achievement by Apple.
It also seems to suggest that the new iPhones were on track to sell really well. However according to recent reports, it seems that Apple will be reducing component orders for their new iPhones. These are based on analyst reports who have heard within the industry that the reduced orders are because of weak iPhone 6s sales.
One analyst at Pacific Crest Securities John Vinh has reduced his estimates to 67 million. Prior to this, it was expected by many that Apple could move as many as 75-80 million iPhones in the fourth quarter of the year. Now despite the somewhat pessimistic outlook, there are some such as Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty who predicts the opposite.
According to Huberty’s predictions, she expects Apple to report a 7% YoY increase in smartphone shipments for the fiscal year of 2016. Either way at the end of the day we suppose we will just have to wait for the official numbers to find out the truth, but what do you guys think? Is the iPhone 6s facing a weaker demand than its predecessors?