Apple cuts orders for iPhone 5 in half likely due to weak demand.
Honestly, I am a huge Apple fanboy, I have no problem admitting that much. But, I hope that if this story is true, it sends a message to Apple: "If you make boring upgrades to the iPhone, and release boring updates to iOS, people will not buy new iPhones!"
I have an iPhone 4S, and there was a time that I would rob an old lady if it meant getting the latest and greatest from Apple. But the iPhone 5 was such a boring update in my opinion. It's as if Apple tooth the iPhone 4S, stretched it out a little, and added LTE. There was no new "gotta have" feature.
IOS6, although a nice upgrade, was one small step for iOS while Android is making giant leaps.
So in the end, I still have an iPhone 4S, and have no desire to upgrade to the iPhone 5 until my contract is up and I can swap it for a new phone, probably the iPhone 5S or 6.
Let this be a wake up call to Apple. If you release an incremental update after 2 1/2 years, people will not rush out to by the new iPhone. They may even consider switching to android. I will stick with iOS till the end, because I love Apple. But I want to see that fire return, the smartphone market is too competitive to release boring incremental updates like iPhone 5 and iOS 6. This better be an exciting year for iOS, or I fear Apple will quantitatively start to decline.