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A Big Apple Supplier Says iPhone Maker Is A 'Little More Conservative Placing Orders This Year'

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A Big Apple Supplier Says iPhone Maker Is A 'Little More Conservative Placing Orders This Year'

According to a report by Asia Nikkei Review, a major supplier to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) issued a concerning remark that shareholders should listen to.

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, a key member of Apple's supply chain and the world's largest chip assembler and tester, said on Tuesday that Apple is being more conservative in its orders compared to a year ago.

Related Link: Apple To Sell 40 Million iPhones In June, According To Search Engine Analytics

The remarks came from Advanced Semiconductor Engineer's chief operating officer, Tien Wu. He was also quoted as saying that other major smartphone manufacturers are becoming "more aggressive" in booking chips this year.

"I don't think anybody is overly aggressive this year, so I don't think there would be any serious inventory correction issue similar to last year," the executive also said.

Despite the report, shares of Apple were trading higher by more than 1 percent ahead of Tuesday's market open.

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