Over the last couple of weeks we have heard again and again that Apple is cutting iPhone 5c production. It has been rumored that there’s weak demand for the company’s “unapologetically plastic” iPhone, so Apple needs to cut down on production so that its doesn’t end up sitting on a huge pile of unsold iPhone 5c units. Verizon CFO recently said that the iPhone 5c had “undersold expectations,” though he added that the iPhone 5s is performing well. Reports of strong demand for iPhone 5s have been coming in as well, and it is now being reported that Apple is ramping up production of its fingerprint sensor touting smartphone.
The report comes from NPD DisplaySearch, which cites supply chain checks. Apparently Apple has cut iPhone 5c production by 35 percent whereas it has ramped up iPhone 5s production by a whopping 75 percent. The increase is said to be due to high demand. Apple hasn’t released any official sales figures after the opening weekend, so its not known for sure where demand stands for the iPhone 5c. The company is likely to get grilled about it during its call with analysts on October 28th, maybe we’ll learn more about the situation iPhone 5c is in then.
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