A couple of days ago, thanks to a rumor out of China, it was suggested that Apple was cutting down iPhone 5c orders from their suppliers and manufacturers due to low demand for the handset. It was a bit drastic and it turns out that the rumors could be true after all, as a new report from The Wall Street Journal has basically corroborated the story as well. According to the report, Foxconn has been asked to cut down their orders by a third, while Pegatron will see their orders reduced by 20%, at least that’s what the WSJ’s sources are claiming.
While this might seem like the demand for the iPhone is going down, that’s not the case as two Foxconn executives have claimed that in place, Apple has upped the orders of the iPhone 5s. This has led to speculation that perhaps Apple overestimated the demand for the iPhone 5c and had assumed that its slightly cheaper price tag would drive customers to the device, but we guess based on this report, perhaps customers are more willing to pay a little bit more to own a higher-end and more powerful handset after all. It is still a bit too early to tell if this means that the iPhone 5c is doomed for failure, but what do you guys think? Would you rather save a bit of money and get the iPhone 5c, or would you rather invest a little more for a “better” product?
- 2014-03-19: Analyst Doesn't Think 8GB iPhone 5c And Relaunched iPad 4 Will Have Much Impact On Apple's March/June Quarters
- 2014-03-18: Apple Explains Why They Launched The 8GB iPhone 5c
- 2014-03-18: 8GB iPhone 5c Has Been Officially Launched In The UK
- 2014-03-17: 8GB iPhone 5c Set To Roll Out (Rumor)
- 2014-03-13: iPhone 5c's Disappointing Performance Seen In China As Well