Apple starts ordering Apple Watch 2 components

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Apple's diversifying its supplier base for the next-gen wearable.
Photo: Eric Heisuman

There may be disagreement over when exactly Apple Watch 2 will arrive, but Cupertino is confident enough about its plans to start divvying up component orders among companies in its supply chain.

In keeping with its recent strategy, Apple is looking to diversify its supply chain for the second-gen wearable by taking on additional manufacturers.

4-inch iPhone 5se may not be enough to reverse slowing iPhone sales

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A mockup of what a smaller iPhone may look like.
Photo: Martin Hajek

Apple is widely expected to break with tradition by introducing its much-rumored 4-inch iPhone 5se in March, but despite predictions that this could net Apple an extra 10 million+ unit sales per year, it may not be enough to reverse the larger trend of slowing iPhone sales.

Apple Profit Probably Fell For The First Time In A Decade

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Tim Cook, Phil Schiller and others sold Apple stock at a time when it was hitting record highs.
Tim Cook, Phil Schiller and others sold Apple stock at a time when it was hitting record highs.

Apple’s quarterly profit probably fell for the first time in over a decade, thanks to new products with lower profit margins and a slowing demand for the iPhone, Bloomberg reports. Fourteen analysts have reduced their estimates for Apple in recent weeks, and on Friday, the Cupertino company’s share price fell below $400 for the first time since December 2011.