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Apple reportedly cancels production boost for the iPhone XR

Apple reportedly cancels production boost for the iPhone XR

Taiwanese assembler Pegatron Corp fell almost 4 per cent and rival Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (Foxconn) fell 2.5 per cent. Apple is widely considered the biggest customer for Foxconn.

According to a report by Nikkei Asian Review, the most affordable iPhone of 2018 is definitely not doing as well, sales-wise, as Apple anticipated it would.

The company also warned last week that overall sales for the holiday season would likely be lower than expected.

According to the report, Apple is now requesting more production of the older iPhone models including iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Its cheaper build materials, colorful design, and emphasis on core features are in stark contrast with the luxury-minded Apple iPhone XS and XS Max.

Apple's iPhone XR was the third model the company unveiled in September.

"For the Foxconn side, it first prepared almost 60 assembly lines for Apple's XR model, but recently uses only around 45 production lines as its top customer said it does not need to manufacture that many by now", a source told the paper. Reportedly, Apple has instructed three separate suppliers to either reduce or completely eliminate production expectations for the new device.




Foxconn is now using around 45 production lines for the iPhone XR model, compared with 60 it first prepared, meaning it would produce around 100,000 fewer units daily, down 20 to 25 percent from its original outlook, said Nikkei, citing one of the people.

A bunch of Apple's other Taiwanese suppliers fell sharply, including camera lens-maker Largan Precision Co Ltd, which was down more than 7 per cent, and Flexium Interconnect Inc, which fell 6 per cent.

It may seem odd to see an iPhone XS review on Android Authority, but it's hard to deny the iPhone's influence on the directions Android's gone over the years.

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

Apple reported its fiscal forth quarter earnings late last week.