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Apple iPhone 5c production cut in half?

0. phoneArena 11 Oct 2013, 13:48 posted on

Seems like we've seen this show before; last January, week demand for the then flagship Apple iPhone 5 reportedly led Apple to slice production of the device in half. On Friday, a published report out of China said that the Cupertino based tech titan is cutting its daily producvtion of the Apple iPhone 5c by 50% due to "disappointing sales"...

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posted on 11 Oct 2013, 20:36

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 23936; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-apple-cook-iphone-cheap-20130919,0,7966605.story

Ca red a billlllll ityyyyyyyyyyy

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 23:45 1

56. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4731; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


So then really what was the point of the 5c then? Couldn't they have just offered colors on the 5 and called it a day. Anodized aluminum is nothing new and rarely has issues. There are literally tons of different colors available going the anodized route. The two things I took away from handling the 5c is : 1. The only reason they went with plastic was to maximize profit. & 2. They apparently have changed their stance on using premium materials. All people have ever heard from ifans and even Apple itself is that plastic is cheap. Obviously aluminum is considered more premium than plastic, even high end polycarbonate. So why is plastic okay now that Apple has done it?

If next year they do as you say and go back to offering the previous years phone at discount, and this color campaign they're running is something they want to pursue, they'll start using anodizing. But what irks me is when companies bash something and then come out with the same thing and then it's okay. While cheap plastic is used, not all plastic is cheap. I'd even go so far to say that the plastic on my S3 isn't cheap. It flexes to the point you can bend it in half. On electrical plates, that's the expensive stuff, the cheap stuff is the rigid plastic that can snap easily.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 06:51

59. darkkjedii (Posts: 23936; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I feel you in the plastic thing, I never looked at it as being cheap. I can see saying cheap, if they're using Saran Wrap lol, but no plastic isn't cheap. Neither is aluminum, both are durable and will scuff, plastic will crack and aluminum will dent. As far as bashing something and then using it, mr pot meet mr kettle I guess. Who knows why these companies do what they do? +1 to your post VSW. Great as usual.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 19:40

42. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It cost too much to produce the iP5. The 5Cheap could be produced for ~$100 less than the 5 - which for Timmy was a win-win (same specs at lower cost).

Too bad the buying public didn't see it that way.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 22:22

53. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


You keep doing flip-flops :)

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 06:52

60. darkkjedii (Posts: 23936; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ok then.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 18:53 2

30. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


What about Apple Maps? That was a huge fail. Specially since they only tout how they don't release stuff until it's perfected because they spend so much time making sure it is perfect. I feel that takes the fail cake for Apple.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 19:18

37. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


What about Apple Maps? It was not up to Apple's standards and Tim Cook apologized for the situation and Scott F. was given the boot.

Your assertion about Apple releasing products is just plain DUMB. Everyone knows software comes with bugs and that is why we get (free) updates.

Zayzay, you are trying too hard.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 19:32 2

39. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


It's really sad that you continually call people's comments dumb, only to follow up with one that lacks common sense yourself. You missed the point so I'll throw you a bone, ZayZay was talking about how Apple tells people they release products only after they are ready, yet released both Siri and Maps in beta mode. Siri at least worked, but anyone on the design team could tell Maps wasn't even close to being release, yet they did anyway. Scott F. shouldn't have been fired because Maps shouldn't have been released until it was ready. Firing Scott was just a saving face move to cover their embarrassment for jumping the gun.

And btw, you can disagree with someone without calling them dumb. Maybe one day you'll learn that level of maturity.

I eagerly await your Thesaurus findings, I know you won't disappoint. It's going to be tough topping jejune though.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 18:58

70. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


A fine example of foot in mouth disease -- Googler opens his mouth and proceeds to insert foot.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 20:43

80. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


So that's the best you have? Disappointed. No Thesaurus word, no condescending insults, no double talk semantics. You're losing your edge.

But hey, you did totally ignore the points. Gotta give you some credit to sticking to your MO.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 20:49

83. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Googler,

You are a troll.

Smart people who just readhttp://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-iPhone-5s-twice-as-popular-as-iPhone-5c_id48274

understanding how you like to put your FOOT in your mouth. All I wanted to do was to show people how you have foot in mouth disease.

Again, you are just a troll and should be treated like one.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 19:38 2

40. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


iPhone 5C should have never launched... They were so sure it was going to sell, and it didn't.

Also, you totally missed ZayZay's point lol. Apple Maps was a complete and utter fail. They removed the beta name and launched it knowing damn well it wasn't ready for public release. Police agencies around the world warned it's citizens not to use Maps due to it being life threatening. Apple did it again this year with iOS 7. Not only did it slow down devices, it still wasn't ready for public release. Had Apple postpone the iOS 7 update to get the bugs, crashes, and lag issues taken care of, that would have been a different story - but they didn't. Don't be one sided and defend Apple in a heartbeat ardent1.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 19:36

75. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


I addressed Zayzay's both points.

1) the Maps fiasco

2) that Zayzay held the opinion that Apple only released perfect products or services.

I didn't miss the point. Like I said, I met his points head-on.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 11:24 1

63. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Thanks for the calling me dumb ardent1. I stated a FACT and you responded with that. Well played.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 18:45

68. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Zayzay, I understand you have a READING comprehension problem. I stated your ASSERTION was dumb.

Your assertion WAS NOT a fact, it was an opinion. By construction, opinions are NOT facts. In case YOU FORGOT, your opinion was Apple only releases "perfect" products or service.

Stop back-pedaling since we can all read your post.

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 13:32 1

82. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


I was repeating what Apple had stated when they were talking about not releasing products until they were perfect. But, once again, you're right. You are the internet winner.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 09:05

62. darkkjedii (Posts: 23936; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Works fine now. So now what?

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 11:27 1

64. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


I'm glad they fixed it for the Apple users. Those first users will continue to use Google maps because it is more reliable. Not trying to start a Fanboy war, because we all know there is plenty of that on PA.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 15:44

11. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


People are realising that they can just get an iPhone 5S and a case. That way, they have a better phone and more exterior options.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 16:02 2

13. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Totally called it. And here darkjedii had the freaking nerve to call me a liar when I posited that iPhone 5c sales were nowhere near the stock we were sent.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 16:11

15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


T-Mobile still hasn't sold their first shipment of the 5C and it's been three weeks lol.

People are not stupid. They rather pay the same price for a 5 or $100 more for the 5S than the 5C.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 17:34

19. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Shh, don't tell Ardent1 that, he thinks the 5C sales are massive.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 18:43

26. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


The 5C sales are massive. Even at 150,000 daily, that is massive since it translates into about 55 million units on a run rate basis.

Some people can't do 4th-grade math.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 19:41

43. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Some people have huge dreams too. You have to be dreaming if you think the 150k daily is going to continue for the full year. The i5 sold 89 million, the 5C isn't going to reach that point. The i5 sales also weren't cut in half like the 5C is, just weeks after release too. Only big cuts in price is going to save the 5C from being an embarrassment.

You don't even need 4th-grade math to know that.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 19:00

71. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Another example of foot in mouth disease.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 19:43 1

44. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Manufacturing 150K a day doesn't mean they're selling lol. Look what happened to BB with the Z10.

BB and T-Mo store across the street still has the first shipment of iPhone 5C in stock. No one wants a cheap, colorful phone when they can have the iPhone 5 at the same exact price.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 18:57

69. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


PapaSmurf -- which is it? Is 300,000 units a day too high, 150,000 units a day too low?

A lot of ignorant people don't understand these current production amounts are for the launch and the 5C goes to steady state production as is the case with the prior iPhones.

The 5C will sell quite well in the months following the launch. This is especially true when you look at past statistics, e.g. how the iPhone 4 sold when it was free.

These same ignorant people failed to see how massive the iPhone 4 sales really ended up.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 18:39

25. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Sniggly, Apple is stilling rolling out the phone across the world?

So what did you exactly call? The country with high GDP (excluding China) were part of the initial roll-out?

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 19:03

33. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I called it that sales of the phone didn't match Apple's expectations. Sales are still good, but supply has definitely exceeded demand.

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