Reuters is reporting that Apple’s shares went down yesterday, after an analyst reported that the Cupertino giant started cutting orders from component providers for the iPad slate. Asian suppliers were quoted as saying that over the past two weeks Apple lowered the orders for Q4 by 25%.
While some may think that this is a preparation for a new model, that’s most likely not the case, according to Gokul Hariharan, JP Morgan’s Asia Pacific electronic manufacturing services analyst. Among the suppliers affected by this move thee’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd and some people fear that Apple might have already predicted lower sales of the iPad, as the Kindle Tablet is unveiled probably today.
Apple refuses to comment on the situation for now, but analysts say that the iPad make won’t be changing its shipments estimates for the tablet and that it’s difficult to estimate shipment orders. With the iPhone 5 launch so close now, the iPad is in second place, unless we’ll see a surprise, that meaning an out of the blue announcement of the iPad 3.