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A new report out of Korea claims Apple's chief rival Samsung is slashing orders for new smartphone parts, marking the first time the company has done so in its history.

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Samsung allegedly plans to cut production of its new flagship Galaxy S4 handset by between 10 and 15 percent, according to ETNews.com, which cited anonymous sources. The company reportedly plans to build 6.5 million Galaxy S4 units in the month of July, which would be half the number it build in May.

The company allegedly saw a "warning light" this month, when inventory began to back up as Galaxy S4 sales slowed. That's apparently prompted the company to cut orders heading into the month of July.

In addition, the company also apparently plans to retire its previous-generation Galaxy S3 handset sooner than originally anticipated, the report said.

Rumors of disappointing sales of the Galaxy S4 have persisted for weeks now. They became so prevalent that the company's chief executive was compelled to comment on the matter last week, suggesting that Galaxy S4 sales have been "fine," without giving specific numbers.

The persistent rumors have also taken a toll on Samsung's stock, a situation not unlike the one Apple faced starting in late 2012. Apple's losses were attributed to investor concerns that iPhone growth was slowing.

Both Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S4 compete in the high-end smartphone segment ? a market that industry watchers believe could be reaching saturation. That's helped to fuel speculation that Apple could launch a new low-end iPhone this year to target customers who prefer unsubsidized handsets that are not tied to a new two-year service contract.
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That means Samsung is doing great, lots of new products on the pipeline. Again, Apple is doomed. The market is going to reward samsung and punish Apple stock some more.

 

/Zarkasm

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If true, not surprised, constant references to "flooding" the market are used to describe Samsung's sales strategy. There are consequences to a flood after the initial wave hits.
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i say it again.. i still haven't seen anyone with a S4?
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Originally Posted by jhromeror View Post

That means Samsung is doing great, lots of new products on the pipeline. Again, Apple is doomed. The market is going to reward samsung and punish Apple stock some more.

 

/Zarkasm

 

Well, yes, of course AAPL will get the shaft on this. Why? Because the analysts will say that the reason for the slowdown in parts orders is due to dropping demand for iPhones, not the S4.

post #6 of 48
Hmmmm! Waiting to see what Apple is going to release next, so they can copy it!
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I take these "anonymous sources" with salt, and I'd believe it more easily if it was re tablets, not phones. But if it's true, I wonder if the "shipped" vs. "sold" distinction, which analysts love to pretend they don't understand, could be coming home to roost for Samsung.
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That means Samsung is doing great, lots of new products on the pipeline. Again, Apple is doomed. The market is going to reward samsung and punish Apple stock some more.

 

/Zarkasm

Obviously, you didn't read the article.  They are slashing production of a brand new phone that just got introduced.  That's a sign that the S4 isn't selling that well only after a month on the market.

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Samdung is coming up with new models every now and then with slightly tweaked screen size on 6 months period and tell their buyers to buy it breaking 2 yrs contract!  Also is this information correct that Samdung users live in poor areas? If true, this is one more reason! 

 

I have nothing against poor people but I know poor people make poor choices and their justification is rich people have ego (apple users are egoistic?) lol


Edited by helicopterben - 6/20/13 at 12:05pm
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*sigh*

"The company allegedly saw a "warning light" this month, when inventory began to back up as Galaxy S4 sales slowed."

When will people actually word this correctly. Samsung doesn't report sales, it reports shipments. The inventory backs up because the carriers are unable to sell the huge number of units they have already been shipped. If Samsung relied upon "sales" data rather than "shipped" data that warning light would have gone off long ago.
post #11 of 48

Could it be that people are actually waiting for the rumored low-cost iPhone instead of buying a GS4 ?

post #12 of 48
So when do rumours of a low cost S4 begin? Or is this already covered by the Samsung Grand or whatever?
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Could it be that people are actually waiting for the rumored low-cost iPhone instead of buying a GS4 ?


Did you make a new account to ask this q? lol

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I have nothing against poor people but I know poor people make poor choices and their justification is rich people have ego (apple users are egoistic?) lol

 

That... that was awesome. Critical thought FTW. 

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Samdung is coming up with new models every now and then with slightly tweaked screen size on 6 months period and tell their buyers to buy it breaking 2 yrs contract!  Also is this information correct that Samdung users live in poor areas? If true, this is one more reason! 
I have nothing against poor people but I know poor people make poor choices and their justification is rich people have ego (apple users are egoistic?) lol

And of course, rich people make good choices, like being born into a rich family.
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Samdung is coming up with new models every now and then with slightly tweaked screen size on 6 months period and tell their buyers to buy it breaking 2 yrs contract!  Also is this information correct that Samdung users live in poor areas? If true, this is one more reason! 

 

I have nothing against poor people but I know poor people make poor choices and their justification is rich people have ego (apple users are egoistic?) lol

What I notice is that anti-Apple fans usually make excuses, but most of their excuses are not valid reasons.  I think it might be jealousy or they don't have much brand loyalty.  They will buy based on specs and price.

post #17 of 48
I think this article meant to state: "Apple supplier to cut component orders..." The in small print: "...for its own products. "
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And of course, rich people make good choices, like being born into a rich family.

Like Steve Jobs being born (well, adopted) into Paul Jobs' middle class suburban family. Fact: Apple, Inc. was born in that middle class garage.

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post #19 of 48

In simple words-

 

Take away all the money from rich people- they will make back the money, they know the game.

Give poor people a winning lottery, they will spend it all and might end up in a big disaster but then poor people say, the game is rigged against them.

 

Dream, Passion and Selection (Decision/Choice) on the way of life matters- BUY SAMDUNG lol  Do I have an ego? People who think yes, are mentally dominated and damaged with full of complexity by outside world- Change this- you will have a much better life!

 

Buy Apple- Quality matters :)

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Did you make a new account to ask this q? lol

Yep, this is maybe ridiculous but that's my first step here. English is not my mother tongue, and I'm usually more active in a foreign forum.

 

I was maybe just pointing the obvious, but I thought the article missed a point, but not by far.

 

It's a common pattern for apple products that sales decline when a new product is consistently rumored to surface.

So maybe this time the GS4 is the device suffering from the low-cost iPhone rumor. Currents Android users might want to see what's coming before renewing their smartphones...

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Obviously, you didn't read the article.  They are slashing production of a brand new phone that just got introduced.  That's a sign that the S4 isn't selling that well only after a month on the market.


Obviously, you didn't read the end of the post which indicates sarcasm.

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Obviously, you didn't read the article.  They are slashing production of a brand new phone that just got introduced.  That's a sign that the S4 isn't selling that well only after a month on the market.

 

Well this is Samsung... maybe it's time to do that monthly product release thingy. 

 

The betting pool is open as to the name... I'll put 4 Quatloos on the "Galaxy S4S"

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A new report out of Korea claims Apple's chief rival Samsung is slashing orders for new smartphone parts, marking the first time the company has done so in its history.

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i say it again.. i still haven't seen anyone with a S4?

How would you be able to tell the difference between the S3 and S4?
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what, archrival too sinister?

Nothing sinister about archrival and could very well be used.
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post #26 of 48
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That means Samsung is doing great, lots of new products on the pipeline. Again, Apple is doomed. The market is going to reward samsung and punish Apple stock some more.

/Starkasm






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post #27 of 48
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i say it again.. i still haven't seen anyone with a S4?

 

And I have at least 6 friends with a new S4.

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Come on people it's obvious isn't it? Scamsung is doomed!
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How would you be able to tell the difference between the S3 and S4?

The S4s that I have noticed have the official view cover on them

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And I have at least 6 friends with a new S4.

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No but the photosharing feature is kind of cool. Although, they admittedly haven't used it much.

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No but the photosharing feature is kind of cool. Although, they admittedly haven't used it much.

I have an S4....BUT...Samsung is releasing too many products right now. They are fragmenting their brand.....Their phones sales are slowing because everyone is waiting for the new iPhone.  The iPhone is still the best selling smartphone in the world. We all know Apple leads the mobile phone space....they are the trend setter.......everyone else follows.

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Apple could launch a new low-end iPhone this year to target customers who prefer unsubsidized handsets that are not tied to a new two-year service contract.

You can buy the iPhone 5 unsubsidised and without a service contract. The rumoured lower cost iPhone is for people who want... a lower cost iPhone!
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Do you like to bump?

Are we renaming 'swinger parties' to 'Samsung parties' now? I'd like that.

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post #35 of 48
Well reality has finally caught up with the worship of Samsung.

Next company to be knocked off its pedestal of blind admiration bordering on worship, Google.
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Obviously, you didn't read the article.  They are slashing production of a brand new phone that just got introduced.  That's a sign that the S4 isn't selling that well only after a month on the market.

And obviously you are oblivious to sarcasm.

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Little odd that you check everyone's sign up date.

Did you make a new account to ask this q? lol
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Do you like to bump?

New meaning to the phrase "Bumping uglies"
post #39 of 48

Apparently the HTC One is selling pretty well.   It's in third place in the US behind the iP5 and GS4... and that's being only on what, a couple of carriers?

 

I know that I'm leaning towards it instead of a GS4, now that Verizon has said they'll be selling the One later this summer as well.

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i say it again.. i still haven't seen anyone with a S4?

I have. I thought it was the S3. Looks the same. Generic smartphone running some nondescript Android. Not kidding. Google should name this version of Android Vanilla.

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