Based on recent checks in Asia, Banc of America has said it believes iPod production is being cut, while iPhone production orders remain volatile. According to the firm, iPod March quarter production numbers appear to have been noticeably reduced, down between 10-20 percent from early January, and down 30 percent or more from early December. The group believes these new figures suggest that Apple may see a 5-10 percent decline in iPod unit sales year-over-year, compared to the company’s forecast for five percent growth year over year, for the March quarter. Banc of America also said that its recent checks indicate that iPhone production has bounced back, following heavy production cuts in December and early January.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.