For the main time, we won’t be seeing our cheapest iPhone XR in stores, as the Cupertino Giant, Apple reportedly stopped the further production of the Smartphone.
However, the reason is that Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) Asian supplier and assembler stocks fell on Tuesday as reported on a media newsroom. The iPhone maker had told its smartphone assemblers to halt plans for additional production lines dedicated to its new iPhone XR.
It is a big disappoint for Apple, but the demand for the new iPhone XR was much more frustrating, this is what led the Smartphone giant to have halted the production of the smartphone.
And they have quickly informed its top smartphone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron to halt plans for additional production lines. At first, Foxconn started off with nearly 60 assembly lines for the iPhone XR, but it recently came down to around 45 production lines and now Apple informed that it does not need to manufacture that many by now,” according to sources.
This means Foxconn would produce around 100,000 fewer units daily to reflect the new demand outlook. This is down 20% to 25%, which was their initial positive sales thinking.
But the company also had asked smaller iPhone assembler Wistron to stand by for rush orders. Recently, the company surprisingly increased the prices of all their products. Apple previously planned 20 million units for the older iPhone models this quarter but raised the figure to 25 million units.
New data shows that users are requesting more of the older iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models, which are 20% cheaper than XR’s $749 price tag. “Suppliers of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are getting a combined order of around 5 million more units,” sources said.
Henceforth, this decision is slightly affecting both the iPhone XS and not only the iPhone XR but thankfully, on the other hand, iPhone XS Max which is the premium of all the Apple iPhones in 2018 is doing a little bit better.