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Apple warns suppliers of 20% drop in new iPhone parts orders

Sources say US company prepares two OLED models earlier to avoid repeat of last year's delays

A visitor uses his iPhone X to take photos of the stage at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 4 in the U.S. state of California.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Apple has asked its supply chain to prepare around 20% fewer components for iPhones debuting in the latter half of 2018, taking a cautious approach toward smartphone shipments compared with last year's orders, industry sources say.

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