Asian suppliers whose components go into Apple's snazzy products saw their shares slide on Thursday after a highly anticipated product event by the technology giant failed to inspire.
Taiwan-listed Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., which is better known as Foxconn and is an assembler of the iPhones and iPads, closed down 1.1 percent at T$84.06, underperforming the broader index which slipped 0.2 percent.
On the other hand, TPK Holding and Zhen Ding Technology Holding endured choppy trade. Shares of the former surrendered early gains to close down 0.4 percent, while the latter – Foxconn's semiconductor unit – pared losses to inch up 0.1 percent at the end of Thursday's session.
Both companies are major suppliers of Apple's 'Force Touch' technology, which has been renamed as '3D Touch' at the event overnight and will be applied to the new iPhone 6S.
In Japan, Apple-linked plays were similarly pressured by the declines overnight.
Alps Electric, a Tokyo-based electronics supplier, was the biggest loser with a fall of 3.2 percent. Electronics parts makers such as Ibiden, Murata Manufacturing Co. and TDK Corp also slumped between 1.1 and 2.8 percent.
To be sure, there are Apple-related companies which escaped the selloff. Taiwan-listed Quanta Computer finished 2.8 percent higher, while shares of Redington India – a leading distributor for Apple products in India – notched up 0.8 percent in early trade.