Below is a hypothetical story from the NYT's. Question for murray, Sil_lis, and any other Apple disciple: If you came across this story, would you pooh-pooh and nitpick it to death as well?
Apple does appear to be increasing orders for its latest iPhone from its manufacturing partners, as Nikkei of Japan and The Wall Street Journal reported earlier. Paul Semenza, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, a research firm that follows the display market, said that for January, Apple had expected to order 11 million displays for the iPhone 5 but increased the order to 19 to 22 million. Mr. Semenza said these numbers came from sources in the supply chain, the companies that make components for Apple products.
The increase in orders for screens could be related to fluctuating inventory, or because consumer demand for the iPhone 5 has been stronger than Apple had predicted, Mr. Semenza said. “Certainly, demand from Apple to the display makers seems to have increased pretty significantly,” he said.