Monday, November 03, 2008

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL): iPhone production forecast is now under pressure- FBR

Friedman Billings Ramsey (FBR) is out with a very negative call on Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone demand:

Our most recent checks suggest to us Apple's iPhone production forecast is now under pressure. While our previous checks indicated that iPhone production would fall about 10% sequentially in calendar 4Q, our new checks indicate that iPhone production could fall more than 40% sequentially in 4Q. We believe asimilar amount of production was removed from the calendar 1Q build forecast, though there is still plenty of time to modify that forecast should further revisions be necessary ( - firm sees this neg for BRCM, MRVL, LLTC).

Notablecalls: Note that at the beginning of Oct Apple said iPhone builds remained healthy. Looks like iPhone demand has deteriorated over the past weeks. This is going to hurt AAPL.

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