This is not the first time we’re hearing this news. Last month, it was reported that iPhone 5C production has been cut in half from 300,000 units to almost 150,000 units per day. Now, the latest report suggest that Apple has reduced the iPhone 5C orders to its supply chain partners.
The last report emerged from CTechCN, and the same publication says that Apple is cutting down the production of the colorful iPhone 5C. Protek (Pegatron) orders have been reduced by 75 percent and are down to a weekly 80,000 units from a whopping 320,000 units in October. On the other hand, Foxconn’s Zhengzhou factory is manufacturing just 50,000 units per week.
As the production volume got so low, many rumors suggested Apple might discontinue the iPhone 5C, but CTechCN’s sources suggest otherwise. The publication mentioned that Apple will not discontinue the iPhone 5C, but it will continue to sell it next year as well when they’ll discontinue iPhone 4S, but it will come with a lower price tag.
In addition, a Chinese mobile phone chain Dixons mentioned that iPhone 5S is in high demand and accounted for 78.6 percent of their iPhone sales while iPhone 5C managed to get 21.4 percent.
Rumor has it that Apple increased their iPhone 5S production to meet the growing demand and asked its suppliers to boost its production in favor of iPhone 5C. Surprisingly, it seems Apple is boosting its production as the lead times are now down to one to two weeks on the online Apple store.
Source: CTechCN, Unwired View
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