While it has already been rumored that iPhone 5C hasn’t been performing well and that Apple’s cutting down production, it seems that things aren’t going to get better anytime soon.
The first rumors about iPhone 5C production cuts came a few weeks after the launch, when it was said that the smartphone has not been performing well and to manage supply versus demand, Apple is cutting production. One particular rumor claimed that Apple had cut the production orders half, though the company is yet to reveal official sales figures for the iPhone 5C.
A latest report coming in from China claims that Apple’s primary manufacturer of the iPhone 5C, Pegatron, has reduced production from 320,000 units per day in October to just 80,000 units per day in November. The company’s secondary manufacturer for the iPhone 5C is Hon Hai Precision Industry or Foxconn, which is apparently only producing 8-9,000 units per day. While the plastic iPhone might not be performing as well as the company might have hoped, the iPhone 5S seems to be luring in a lot of customers. Various market analysis firms are of the view that the iPhone 5S is being preferred more by customers, it may be substantiated by the fact that ever since its release supply of the iPhone 5S has been tight and shipping times have improved slightly just recently.
It remains to be seen what Apple’s production strategy will be in the future with regards to the under-performing iPhone 5C. Production is already believed to be down substantially from what Apple initially thought it would require, is it possible that there might be more cuts destined up ahead? Time will tell.