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Apple puts brakes on iPhone XR

06 November, 2018, 17:54 | Author: Lloyd Doyle
  • Report: Apple cancels iPhone XR production boost

The tech giant has requested that its manufacturing partners Foxconn and Pegatron keep its iPhone XR production lines at 45 and not expand them to the 60 production lines it had initially planned, the Nikkei is reporting, citing sources who claim to have knowledge of its plans.

"The utilisation for the XR production is not reaching its maximum capacity now", the report added.

"Suppliers of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are getting a combined order of around 5 million more units", one source told Nikkei.

Before we dive into this, I want to recommend caution where Apple and iPhones are concerned.


Apple's iPhone XR was the third model the company unveiled in September. The phone does appear to have ramped more slowly than some of Apple's previous flagships, but it became the bestselling phone through much of the first half of 2018. The device looks like the more-expensive iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, but comes with a cheaper LCD screen, instead of the OLED display you'd find in the higher-priced models. Given the disparity between what we saw being said about the iPhone X past year and its 12-month performance, some caution is clearly warranted. "Starting with iOS 12.1, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X include this feature, but performance management may be less noticeable due to their more advanced hardware and software design", reads the support page. According to sources in the supply chain, smaller iPhone assembler Wistron was asked to stand by for rush orders, but after the decision of cancelling the production boost, it is not likely to receive any orders this holiday season. Foxconn, Pegatron and Wistron declined to comment.

Apple iPhone XS review - how does the experience compare to Android? And ultimately, after Apple's continued considerable success, I'm not willing to bet that the company got its customer read wrong this soon after the iPhone's triple launch.

Apple had initially informed Foxconn to set up almost 60 assembly lines for the iPhone XR. It has been reported that the company has halted the additional production of the smartphone.

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