When Apple introduced the iPhone XR, various analysts and users said it would be the smartphone of this generation. Similar design, almost the same features, and a lower price ensured it as a best seller. In fact, many did not see the need to go to the XS if this model existed in the catalog. But once released to the market the figures are not as good as expected at first.
The iPhone XR does not interest as much as was thought
According to Nikkei, Apple has asked Foxconn and Pegatron to stop the expansion in the production lines of the iPhone XR. At first, the Californians had thought that Foxconn used around 60 production lines for their new “economic” smartphone. However, he is currently only using 45, and no more is required to meet the demand of the mobile phone. This means, and the source confirms, that Foxconn will produce 100,000 less daily units of the iPhone XR than originally estimated. What comes to be 20-25% less.
But not only Foxconn will reduce production, but Pegatron will also reduce it. Instead of making more units of the iPhone XR, Apple is asking for more units of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The production of these terminals also decreased by 20% when the iPhone XR and XS were presented last September.
“THE SUPPLIERS OF IPHONE 8 AND 8 PLUS ARE RECEIVING COMBINED ORDERS OF AROUND 5 MILLION MORE UNITS,” SAID ONE SOURCE. “PREVIOUSLY, APPLE PLANNED 20 MILLION UNITS FOR OLD IPHONE THIS QUARTER, BUT HAS INCREASED THE FIGURE TO 25 MILLION.”
When the rumors of a new cheaper iPhone began, it was thought that it would be ideal for Asian and emerging countries. Very similar to what happened with the iPhone SE. However, it seems that the XR is not meeting expectations. This could be verified at the time of making the online pre-reservations, in which the first shipment took more time than usual to run out.