With the iPhone 6s series, Apple has managed to break the pre-order record set last year with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, selling 13 million units in the first weekend of commercial availability. However, while it may seem like Apple’s new smartphone generation was off to a great start, it looks like some analysts don’t believe that the new iPhones are going to sell better than the previous ones.
According to Pacific Crest Securities chip analyst John Vinh, Apple has reduced component orders by about 15% following weaker-than-expected sales in the week following the launch. This information was allegedly obtained from multiple sources within the chip-making industry. Vinh writes that his company now expects Apple to sell about 67 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus units in the fourth quarter of the year, significantly below the 75-80 million unit shipments that many market analysts predict.