Apple ‘cuts orders with iPhone 5C assemblers’

Share via AddThis
Posted on October 17, 2013
Apple has told two companies assembling its new lower-cost iPhone 5C that it is cutting orders for the fourth quarter, raising concerns over weaker-than-expected demand, a report said Wednesday.

 
Jesse Green from London poses with his 5C right) and 5S iPhones after they went on sale in central London on September 20, 2013

Jesse Green from London poses with his 5C right) and 5S iPhones after they went on sale in central London on September 20, 2013
 

Apple told Foxconn and Pegatron Corp. earlier this month that shipments of the iPhone 5C in the October-December period would be reduced, Dow Jones Newswires reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

Pegatron, which assembles two thirds of the iPhone 5Cs according to analysts, was told orders would be cut by less than 20 percent while Foxconn was told that orders would be cut by a third, it said.

One unidentified component supplier was also notified of a 50 percent cut in orders for the iPhone 5C parts, which analysts say could lead to a slowdown in device shipments next year, it added.

In September, Apple launched the iPhone 5S and the lower-cost 5C in the United States, China and a handful of other markets.

It reported nine million sales in the first three days, in the biggest iPhone launch in the company’s history.

Read more at: Phys.org



34,206 science & technology articles

Categories

Our Articles (see all)

General News

Follow us

Facebook   Twitter   Pinterest   StumbleUpon   Plurk
Google+   Tumblr   Delicious   RSS   Newsletter via Email

Featured Video (see all)

A screenshot from YouTube video
The chemistry of cats: On catnip, pheromones and kitty litter
They are seemingly the most popular thing on the Internet, the subject of millions of videos and hundreds…

Featured Image (see all)


Supercomputer Simulation of Magnetic Field Loops on the Sun
Magnetic fields emerging from below the surface of the sun influence the solar wind—a stream of particles that…