iPhone production levels chopped by Apple?

Apparently, according to analyst group Pacific Crest, Apple has chopped the number of Apple iPhone 3G handsets they plan to build before the year’s end; dropping the original quantity from 18 million handsets down to 14 or 15 million.

If this information is accurate, the move isn’t expected to hurt Apple but may well hurt its suppliers such as Skyworks Solutions and Triquint Semiconductor which product power amplifiers for the iPhone.

Pacific Crest also notice that the 8GB Apple iPhone 3G is the most popular, and that this may signal a trend towards consumers purchasing cheaper smartphones, although the drain on the 8GB could represent an intentional strategy by Apple if it intends to switch to 16GB and 32GB in the future.

Source — macnn