Statements done by Apple CEO Tim Cook as well as CFO Peter Oppenheimer during a ultimate 3Q 2012 gain call have been commencement to have clarity in light of headlines from AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski which shows which Apple’s prepayments for register components have been ramping up in a large way.
The Apple management team had remarkable which a 4Q 2012 gain superintendence would be down due to a “product transition,” fundamentally a approach of observant which they’d be spending some-more upon structure register for a ultimate product entrance down a pike. Cook as well as Oppenheimer additionally regularly referred to “confidence in a ultimate product pipeline,” definition which something large is entrance from a company. (Chris referenced this in flitting in yesterday’s Rumor Roundup.)
Paczkowski forked out a draft in Apple’s ultimate 10-Q filing (at a tip of this post), which shows prepayment for register components in a Jun entertain taking flight US$ 1.15 billion over a prior quarter. That’s a outrageous buildup, as well as Wells Fargo Securities researcher Maynard Um is cited as observant which “Historically, such increases have been followed by a plain ramp-up in income in a following 2-3 quarters. In a view, an enlarge in register member prepayment might indicate which Apple is securing supply for intensity ultimate product launches.”
As reported by multiform sites yesterday, a expectation is structure for a rumored Apple eventuality in mid-September. There’s a great possibility which a single of those products is a next-generation iPhone, though maybe we’ll additionally see alternative products removing a refresh.
What updated or ultimate Apple products do we wish to see? I’m land out for a ultimate iMac, whilst multiform of a alternative TUAW bloggers wish a ultimate Mac mini. Tell us your wishes for ultimate products in a comments.