iPhone 5S orders increased, iPhone 5C orders cut by Apple

The site writes: “Apple told its Taiwanese assemblers Pegatron Corp. and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. that shipments of the iPhone 5C in the fourth quarter would be cut, the people said. Pegatron, which analysts say assembles two thirds of the iPhone 5Cs, was told orders would be cut by less than 20%, said a person familiar with the matter. Hon Hai, which assembles the remaining low-cost iPhones, was told orders would be cut by a third, said two people familiar with the matter.”

“One component supplier was notified of a 50% cut in orders for iPhone 5C parts, which analysts say could suggest a slowdown in device shipments next year, or mean an inventory reduction by assemblers.”

Although the motivation behind this decision isn’t known, it is speculated that the iPhone 5C would record a low demand.

Regarding the iPhone 5S, Foxconn received orders to increase production of the extremely popular devices.

Pegatron produces two thirds of iPhone 5C units sold by Apple and was ordered to reduce up to 20% of daily production, while Foxconn received orders to reduce up to 50% of the output.

On October 25, the iPhone 5S and 5C are set to launch in more than 25 countries.

Source: The Wall Street Journal