Shares of Apple (AAPL) opened in the $400-range on Tuesday after losing more than half a point from Monday’s closing price of $501.75 in pre-market trading. The stock continued to fall Tuesday morning following earlier reports suggesting Apple recently halved iPhone 5 component orders in light of much weaker than expected demand moving into 2013. The reports were questionable at best, but the stock already had downward momentum that continued into Tuesday. Apple shares are down another 1.2% to $495.73 in Tuesday morning’s session.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.