The new iPhone X is launching soon and according to a recent report, Apple has cut production of their iPhone 8 handsets in half. A recent rumor suggested that the iPhone 7 was outselling the iPhone 8, how accurate this is remains to be seen.
According to a recent report by the Economic Daily News, production of the iPhone has been cut by around 50 percent for both November and December.
We heard previously that sales of the iPhone 8 Plus was selling more handsets that Apple had expected, so it is hard to know exactly what is happening with sales of Apple’s new iPhones.
Apple may have reduced the production of their iPhone 8 and 8 Plus for November and December because of the launch of the new iPhone X. This is Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone and it comes with the company’s biggest updates to date.
Apple are probably hoping that their fans will be upgrading to the new iPhone X when it goes on sale in November. The handset goes up for pre-order next Friday the 27th of October and launches on the 3rd of November.
Whatever happens with sales of Apple’s new iPhone, we suspect when the company announces its next financial results it will end up announcing that it has sold more iPhones than the previous year.