Originally Posted by Sil_liS
If the analyst would have access to Apple's orders, then he would have given an exact number for the current order, not a range between 11 and 14 million.
As has been mentioned various times, the story involves multiple suppliers. It's likely they have hard numbers from some of the suppliers but not from all. The information from one supplier as to the amount of cuts could be either tentative or unclear. Hence the range.