Apple iPhone 3G production cut by 40 percent in Q4

As the Apple iPhone 3G is such a huge hit, and Apple has put so much into its promotion, one would presume Apple would be shelling the iPhone 3G out like peas from a pod in the run up to the festive season…but they aren’t.

Apparently, according to a report by Craig Berger, an analyst for Friedman Billings Ramsey, “recent checks” on the component suppliers for the Apple iPhone 3G show that it looks as if Apple is pulling back iPhone 3G production to up as much as 40% in Q0 of 08.

Although, any production slowdown by Apple doesn’t reduce any demand, and could simply mean previous production have give adequate stocks of the Apple iPhone 3G for now. On the other hand it could signify Apple’s intent to divert more resources towards a refreshed iPhone 3G or even work on the Apple iPhone HD, then again that would just be speculating wouldn’t it.

Source — macrumors

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