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.