Report: Samsung cutting down on Galaxy S5 orders in response to iPhone 6
As tradition dictates, Apple will take the stage later this year to unveil its newest iPhone (or two, if the Cupertino giant is continuing its plans to offer a cheaper iPhone like the iPhone 5c). Rumors have pretty much confirmed that the next iPhone will finally get a larger display, which if accurate will likely drive a few millions towards the iPhone, mainly those who have adopted Android due to the larger screen sizes available on Android devices. According to a report, Samsung is worried that a lot of its potential customers are currently holding out for the iPhone 6, and has apparently cut down on Galaxy S5 supply chain orders for the third quarter of 2014 by a whopping 25 percent.
Samsung reportedly ordered 21 million units of the Galaxy S5 in the second quarter, but is expected to reduce that figure to 15 million in the coming three months. The Korean giant has also cut down on Galaxy S4 orders from 6 million to 5 million, which is an almost similar reduction to the Galaxy S5. There’s no telling if this report is accurate or not, but given the fact that a larger iPhone (likely a 4.7-inch one) will surely be tempting a lot of consumers into buying into Apple’s ecosystem, it might not be too far-fetched to think that Samsung is taking some steps to ensure it doesn’t have to sit on unsold inventory.
Guess the Galaxy Note 4 will have to be something really special if Samsung intends to keep consumers in its grasp, though with the Galaxy Note series not exactly a standard phone and offering features like a stylus, its sales will likely be less affected by a large-screen iPhone. Well, unless rumors of a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 making its debut alongside the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 turn out to be true.