Originally Posted by neiltc13
Wait, isn't stockpiling units like this the sort of thing that you guys normally criticise Samsung, HTC et-al about?
The difference is that the other companies, not Apple, will announce they sold X number to retailers as if they were sold to the end user and a month or two later we still find them still siting unsold in the retailer's warehouse.
Apple reports the numbers actually sold to end users every quarter. The market research companies make up numbers and stories for Apple to support their particular opinion of how Apple is doing because Apple won't tell them squat in advance. Blame the rumor stories saying demand for Apple ()insert product name here) is declining or whatever on these analysts SWAG (Scientific Wild Ass Guesses) nothing more.