While iPhone sales growth has been slowing in recent years, Apple’s suppliers appear to be expecting relative calm for the rest of the year.
Apple suppliers are preparing to produce enough components to build up to 75 million iPhones for the second half of this year, which is around the number of iPhones sold in the same period last year, Bloomberg reports.
It would be impressive if Apple manages to sell the same number of the devices as in the previous year against the background of the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. Chinese consumers have recently gravitated towards homegrown brands like Huawei. (Previously, Apple relied on new markets like China to fuel growth.) But in Apple’s second quarter earnings, reported in April, it said price cuts in China are helping limit declining growth.