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Apple reportedly slashes production orders for iPhone XR and XS

19 November, 2018, 23:35 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • Sale for the iPhone XS series started in September with the iPhone XR hitting stores later in October

Many iPhone suppliers have cut their quarterly profit estimates after a large customer, which is nearly certainly Apple, reduced its orders. Apple's iPhone XR starts at Rs 76,900 in India, the iPhone XS at Rs 99,900.

Over the last week, the company told several suppliers to cut its production plan for the iPhone XR again. The move comes as global smartphone sales are slowing down, along with what appears to be weak demand from the Chinese market. While unit sales of iPhone had been fairly stable, average selling price - or ASP - had been up markedly, with Apple making more money for each device sold. Reports back in early November indicated Apple had notified its supply-chain that it would not be expanding production on the iPhone XR, despite apparently initially planning to do so.

The world's most valuable company also said it would provide less information to investors and analysts going forward, no longer revealing how many iPhones, iPads and Macs it sells each quarter.

An e-mail sent to Apple for comment did not receive an immediate response.


Apple had originally expected to sell about 70 million iPhones between September and February. That figure was slashed by "up to a third" in October, the Journal reports, and now faces further cuts.

Production requirements reportedly were thrown off by low demand among consumers and by Apple's decision to offer three new models - the Cupertino company had released two models each year until 2017.

Shares in Apple have been hit this month on signs that demand may be weakening.

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