Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone SE may not be a great hit, suggest component makers.
According to component makers from Taiwan, the new iPhone SE is unlikely to help revive slowing iPhone sales in the second quarter of this year. They believe total iPhone SE shipments in 2016 could reach only 15 million units. If that number turns out to be accurate, then Apple’s latest iPhone could end up being a bigger sales “disaster” than the iPhone 5c that is widely considered to have been a “flop”.
Meanwhile, the new 9.7” iPad Pro is expected to fare slightly better with around 4 million units expected to be shipped during the first half of this year. The iPad Air 2 is still expected to dominate iPad sales though, mainly due to it dropping in price to a more affordable $399.