Apple has reportedly cut iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR production again

Apple has reportedly cut iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR production again
The iPhone XS and XS Max

After multiple reports regarding weak demand, it was claimed earlier this month that Apple had cut iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR production. Today, in yet another report, it’s claimed that the Cupertino-based giant has once again cut the production of its latest devices.

As with the previous cuts, it’s stated that the decision is directly related to weak demand. The report didn’t specify how big the latest production cut is, but it’s said to be affecting suppliers in Taiwan. In fact, one company has been forced to lay off as many as 110 employees in order to cope with Apple’s production cuts. Furthermore, iPhone camera lens supplier Largan Precision is now estimating a big drop in revenue for the month of November.

It’s also claimed that TSMC, the company in charge of producing the A12 Bionic chip, has seen a cut in orders. Unlike other suppliers, though, it remains largely unaffected due to its involvement in the production of Huawei’s new Kirin 980 chip, which can be found inside the Mate 20 series and Honor Magic 2.

With Apple no longer prepared to publicly disclose its sales figures, revenue will be the sole indicator of the iPhone’s popularity. But with the pricing of each new model now at an all-time high, the weaker demand may go unnoticed for the time being.

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56 Comments

55. all4dom

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 30, 2013

Apple makes there bread & butter from iPhones, not imacs, nor apple tv, not ipads.....iPhones. if people keep.buying their phones, which in the past they have, apple kept increasing increasing the price but now that people are not buying their phones like crazy, apple has hit that bump in the road. I'm curious to see what their next move is. One thing to.remember is even if we hold onto.our phones longer, if they dont updates the OS & security patches & also ensure app compatibility then apple & even samsung, google & others are trying to force people to upgrade their phones. Guys & gals its gonna be interesting.

40. Bobbyv

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 20, 2018

Because they are super expensive! who is going to pay 1999 CAD to a phone!!!

44. midan

Posts: 3272; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

tens of millions

49. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Yep they will, and even more than that won't.

39. D34ever

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

This sort of news shouldn't concern anyone. It belongs in the "who cares?" category. But if you own Apple stocks, then it's a totally different matter.

29. Taphius

Posts: 111; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

Great news. Phone prices need to come down.

25. ZerosAndOnes

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 12, 2018

BUT Phonearena gave the new iPhones 9+ score how is it possible the best phones ever made not to sell well? I don't believe it! Its as if a 2014 specced iPhone XR isn't selling well for some reason. Its as if a overly overpriced not worth its score iPhone XS isnt selling well for some reason too.

23. gamehead unregistered

Music to my ears

18. SIGPRO

Posts: 2819; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Bye bye fruit company!!!!

15. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Smartphones getting bore lately, and Apple

12. JMartin22

Posts: 2426; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I’m okay with their weak performance, it will just make the 2019 iPhone that much better

13. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Huh? With that logic what happen to 2020 iphone and year after that?

31. JMartin22

Posts: 2426; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Well, it’s an S-year, it’s marginal. The marginality is registered in the sales; they have access to this information and know it. I’m sure it’s going to incentivize them to put out a much better flagship that is more distinguished in features and improvements than the XS was to its predecessor

11. Jrod99

Posts: 782; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

May still get the new iPad 11. Enjoying my Max right now but it’s a 4 year device this go around. Way too pricey.

8. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Can a person who knows something about taxes on imports and exports explain the following: Why is it, that the iPhone at $999USD cost more than Samsung phones that are also $999USD outside the USA? MNy Samaung phknes are also made in China, though most of Samsung pool hones are made in Korea. But if 2 phone from both OEMs ship from China, why do iPhones cost more. When their retail price in the US is the same?

24. midan

Posts: 3272; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"MNy Samaung phknes are also made in China, though most of Samsung pool hones are made in Korea." What a hell man?

42. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

On one side, Samsung cover the tax to make the price competitive with other flagships on target countries, on other side, Apple's customers cover the tax, because Apple don't want to waste their money for customers. Fun fact, Samsung's price on South Korea is higher than the US, they didn't get import tax there, but they just increase their price to compete with Apple (and LG did that too.)

6. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Techfan: but all oems effect each others sales regardless of platform. Yes the iPhone is still gonna outsell a lot of phones. Still doesn't change the fact the swlls are falling. Yes Apple will still make rhe most profit. Yes by charging you $750 for a phone with lower specs than a phone that cost $750 2 years ago. And charging you a whopping $1800 for an iPad that does less than a Surface. That starts at $599. A company who charges you $1000 for a phone and doesn't include a fast charger no adapter, and cheap headphones and cables. From a company that charges $130 for a stylus that should come with an iPad that costs $800. When the Surface and Note and Tab S4 all come with a stylus. And yet all those devices start at a lower price point. From a company who gives only 5GB of storage free, which is costs them zero to just give 15GB, which ALL other cloud services give. From a company who changes the power adapter in every mac model, so that it forces you to never dorgetvyour power cord, because if your friend doesn't have the same mac, you can't use his. From a company who steals others technology, usesbut. Then doesn't wanna pay for it, and then files lawsuit to try to not have to pay. From a company who hides 90% of its earnings offshore to not pay taxes. A company that uses the US court system to fend off competition like blocking Huawei from the US. Btw Apple, Huawei does need the US to beat you. All they need is India and China which they have over you and they are beating you. This is what they get for pricing these phones so high and giving nothing back. Without a system of debt, the iOhknenia simply priced out of the wallets of anyone outside the US. Period! And to the fans, OEM sales are effected by other OEMS. regardless if platform. Some like Windows, are effected less. But with Android, anyone can be king. Samsung was once at the bottom. HTC was once on top. Apple better wake up.

10. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Please shut the f**k up. You keep posting the same tired crap about how Apple hides taxes, Apple steals technology, Apple used the court system to block Huawei, etc, etc. Why don’t you take the evidence you have and go public with it? Apple, even with their enormous bank account, wouldn’t be able to buy themselves out of that much trouble. At the very least you’d get Tim Cook removed. TechieXP you are a seriously delusional freak. Oh, and get your keyboard fixed.

27. maherk

Posts: 7096; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

"Why don’t you take the evidence you have and go public with it?" We always ask you to go back to living under a rock, but clearly we were wrong, you never stopped living under a rock. The evidence you're asking for are out for all the public to see, it's just that Apple is one of the many companies that are heavily protected by Wall Street. When Drumbf threatened them to either get some of that money they're hiding outside of the US or get punished, they brought in around 285 billion dollars, invested them in their stocks, which led to them to being the first company to get valued at 1 trillion dollars. They didn't bring the money and pay their fair share of taxes, or invest them in something that will create jobs, they put the money back in their pockets. But karma got them back, they lost more than 200 billions in 5 weeks and lost their 1 trillion crown. Every point addressed by Techie, has tons of evidence on the web that backs up his claims, it's just blind fans like you don't want to see them.

30. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

How is Apple exactly protected by Wall Street? Don’t give me anecdotal “it’s on the web!” idiocy, name names. All of Wall Street? Every major commercial and investment bank? Any boutique ones involved in this cover up? Don’t keep it to yourself, go public with this information!

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's actually a very good and true post. Kudos.

17. Whitedot

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Well put. I loved this one most . "This is what they get for pricing these phones so high and giving nothing back."

19. all4dom

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 30, 2013

I do agree with what you said about apple with exception to Huawei......that company can not be trusted. I have no problem with there products not being sold in the usa.

56. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Good post, most of the time i don't agree with a lot you say, this time you are right. Apple-rulz and other ifans just can't stand the truth. If he wasn't so delusional he could look it all up. Apple better wake up if they want to keep making the big money but they will always make good money.

5. DroidDaddyo

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

I returned my XS Max and kept my 8+. Hated the new design and ergonomic work-arounds due to the missing home button. Face ID was awesome though. I wish they had just made a phone with the same size screen but shorter so it would be easier to carry.

4. Galaxy_Apple

Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015

People criticised steve jobs for prices back in the day but he always spoke about the middle class and always wanted devices in the hands of many, he spoke of the 200-300$ price tag being very important for consumers , which led to their success of the iPods. I always had this feeling that he would have taken the iPhone in a different direction if he was around. even iPad which was the last product he launched , I remember him saying 499$ being a magical price for most consumers. Under him they followed the same formula ever year , better tech at same price or lesser prices. The Products were still expensive but always affordable. Wonder how jobs would have viewed this new Apple. They seems obsessed with shareholders n buybacks than investing in new tech or software services or caring about consumers.

3. fakenewzz

Posts: 133; Member since: Nov 15, 2018

No more $1000+ phones for my broke arse. It’s mid range for me nowadays. Lol.

9. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

It doesn't mean you are broke. It just means some products are priced out of your reach. Cars that cost 7 figures are priced out of my reach. That doesn't make me broke, because I can't afford one.

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