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Taiwanese tech companies feel Apple's pain

TAIPEI Key Taiwanese suppliers to Apple made their fortunes on iPhones, iPads and MacBooks. Now, their reliance on the U.S. tech giant has left them struggling as their biggest client faces flagging sales amid a weakening global appetite for premium electronics devices.

Sales of iPhones have fallen for two straight quarters, ending an eight-year growth streak for the popular device. The iPhone has been squeezed by more affordable Android phones offered by main rivals including China's Huawei and South Korea's Samsung Electronics.

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