More Evidence iPhone Sales Are Going To Drop Significantly This Quarter

iphone 4s white

It looks like Apple is going to have a significant drop in iPhone sales this quarter on a sequential basis.

DigiTimes reports the two companies responsible for making the latest iPhone’s touch panels – TPK Holding and Wintek — expect their shipments to decline by about 15-20% this quarter.

According to DigiTimes’ report, which is based on interviews with industry sources, the decline in touch panel shipments is due to the fact that the “iPhone 4S is moving into the final stage of its product life cycle, and Apple is likely to adopt in-cell touch solutions for its next-generation model,”

This may be further evidence that the next iPhone will come in the third quarter of this year.

NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at research.businessinsider.com.au.