Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Apple cancels iPhone XR production boost due to low demand

Report: Apple cancels iPhone XR production boost The iPhone XR is reportedly not selling as well as Apple and analysts predicted
Kayla Schwartz | 06 November, 2018, 11:10

The XR model borrows its looks from the iPhone X and features an all-screen glass and aluminum design with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD display. But Wistron now expects to "receive no orders for the iPhone XR this holiday season".

Apple did not immediately respond to a Fortune request for comment on the report. So Apple is canceling plans to boost production over the holidays.

Tung's remarks are tantamount to a denial of rumors that claimed Apple had lowered the proportion of iPhone XR orders allocated to Pegatron to 35%, and switched more orders to Foxconn Electronics, as Pegatron's production had been affected by shortages of labor and some key components.

That'd mean the company would make around 100,000 fewer XRs, the report noted, while a source within Pegatron said "XR production is not reaching its maximum capacity now". Reportedly, Apple has instructed three separate suppliers to either reduce or completely eliminate production expectations for the new device. In Foxconn's case, it prepared 60 production lines for the iPhone XR, but so far has only used 45.

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It's too early to tell if the iPhone XR will have a similar fate as the iPhone 5C.

The latest iPhone may be one of the hottest flagships this year, but it seems like Apple has miscalculated demand for the product if a report from Nikkei is accurate. It's also possible that more people are opting for other iPhones, leaving Apple to modify its original plan.

This, combined with the rapid rise of China-based handset makers like Huawei, may also help explain why Apple will no longer provide iPhone unit sales figures: The firm is no longer the number two player in the smartphone market and may fall to number four or five in the coming year by unit sales. Originally Apple had ordered 20 million of the last generation model but has since raised the order to 25 million. The company forecasted fiscal-first-quarter sales of $89 billion to $93 billion versus the average analyst projection of $93.02 billion.

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