Recently there have been reports claiming that due to the iPhone X performing poorly, Apple has apparently cut production of the iPhone X by half. Whether or not those report are true is anyone’s guess, but at least one of Apple’s suppliers has refuted those claims, suggesting that they have been overstated.
Japanese company Murata claims that despite there being reports of production being halved, they themselves have not seen any orders drop significantly, at least not on the scale that the previous report is claiming. For those unfamiliar, this is based on a report from Nikkei earlier this week where they claim that the iPhone X’s production will be halved for the first three months of the year down to about 20 million units.
When asked about the report, Yoshitaka Fujita, vice chairman of Murata said, “Our understanding is that it is not that great.” Of course we’ll probably need some official figures from Apple in order to get a better idea of how well the iPhone X is doing, and so far the unofficial reports seem to be all over the place.
Some are claiming that in certain markets the iPhone X is doing extremely well, while other reports are suggesting otherwise. Even Apple’s online store seemed to get back on track in terms of shipping estimates fairly quickly for the iPhone X versus previous models which sometimes had delayed shipping estimates for weeks to months on end.