Morgan Stanley Sees Surprise Upside in Apple’s iPhone Production

By Benzinga
December 24, 2021 Updated: December 24, 2021

Apple Inc  iPhone production could surprise to the upside this quarter, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty notes, as lead times are declining to “more normalized levels.”

Citing a “handful” of data points that the firm has seen over the past month, Huberty mentions that the supply of semi-related components is improving, and iPhone builds in the December quarter are “stable” at 82 million units.

Additionally, Apple sees an improved supply for power management integrated circuits and world-facing camera modules.

All of which suggests that iPhone builds in December are likely to be flat or slightly down month-over-month, compared to a significant month-over-month decline in previous years.

By Anusuya Lahiri

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