Apple is always keeping the tech world on edge and it seems like they are back at it again. Appleinsider.com did a study and apparently current iPhone orders are starting to significantly decrease in preparation for the next-gen iPhone.
“From our understanding, the reason for the reduction is not demand related but rather due to the upcoming 6th generation iPhone refresh likely in the September-October timeframe.”-Analyst Shaw Wu
According to Shaw Wu’s research, iPhone orders are down by between 20-25 percent from the 31.5 million units that shipped in the March quarter. Considering those numbers stay true through June, there is expected to be 28-26 million iPhones sold. This would still put Apple ahead of where they were last June, in which Apple reported sales of 20.34 million units.
There has been speculation that Apple would release the next-gen iPhone in June, but evidence points to the probability that Apple is aiming for an end of the year release, following the pattern laid down by the iPhone 4S in 2011. One thing is for certain, 2012 is going to be another big year for Apple.