While we are waiting for Apple to report for its first financial quarter of 2018 (by the way, this evening), the main suppliers of chips from the company do not receive the most pleasant news. According to Bloomberg, Qualcomm and Broadcom already told how much they earned in the last quarter and during the conference said that orders for the iPhone fell much more than usual.
Qualcomm did not name its customer, but mentioned that “orders from a large corporation “Strongly” sank “in the last quarter. The same statement, but in other words, representatives of Broadcom made, and as it was possible to find out to journalists, it was Apple that meant “an important client.”
In addition, Qorvo Inc, a small company that manufactures radio chips, announced a drop in sales in monetary terms up to 645 million dollars, which is 10% less than last year. Almost half of the profits are brought to her by orders from Apple.
Apparently, Apple has reduced the number of orders for chips from its key suppliers, but it's too early to say whether this is due to a drop in iPhone sales. Dynamics can be traced after the official report of the company, but for now it is not necessary to believe the analysts' forecasts.