IPhone sales directly affect the income of providers of electronic components, producing components for Apple’s smartphone. The largest producer of the metal chassis for the iPhone, iPad and MacBook, the company Catcher Technology, predicts that by results of work for all of 2016 he will repeat last year’s result, or will be able to slightly improve it, reports Digitimes, citing sources in the company.
In April of this year, sales of the Taiwanese company Catcher has decreased by 6.3% in comparison with March and by 14.9% if compared with April last year. The company’s management believes that sales in may and June will be about the same 190 million dollars, and that in April 2016. In the first quarter sales fell by 28.3% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015 and by 3.2% compared to the first quarter last year.
However, in the third quarter is expected to significantly increase sales. During this period, as you know, Apple needs to start selling the next-generation iPhone, but also update the MacBook Pro lineup.
April 27, Apple reported lower sales of its primary product, the iPhone. It is reported that the company sold 51.2 million smartphones in the second fiscal quarter of the year, which is 10 million less than the year before. In January, Apple warned investors about the low number of orders iPhone, Apple representatives noted that this has a negative impact on the second quarter results.
Analysts predict sales growth of smartphones by Apple after the release of iPhone 7. According to the survey of Bank of America and Merrill Lynch, 42% of respondents who plan to purchase the “Apple” smartphone, waiting for the new model. This result, according to observers, allows to expect a new iPhone sales record during the first three calendar quarters and unconditional leadership of the new flagship on the mobile market. 51% of those who plan to buy a “seven”, currently uses an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, and 26% owns iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.