KONTAN.CO.ID - TAIPEI. Apple iPhone assembler Foxconn gave a cautious outlook for the current quarter after posting results that exceeded expectations. Citing slowing smartphone demand after a pandemic-fuelled boom.
The comments from the Taiwanese company, the world's largest contract electronics maker, echo those from other Asian tech firms that have warned of a drop in sales of smartphones, TVs and gadgets as surging inflation and deepening concerns of a recession crimp consumer spending.
Foxconn has been largely shielded from these demand problems so far as the popularity of iPhones has endured among a loyal and relatively affluent customer base, and it said on Wednesday that rising inflation will only have a limited impact on mid- to high-end smartphone demand in the rest of the year.