Apple is expected to reduce daily production of iPhone 5C units from 300,000 to 150,000. Is it a normal leveling off of production or the result of poor demand for the lower cost handset?
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Report: Apple cutting iPhone 5C production by half

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A new report says that Apple will slash iPhone 5C production in half, though the reasoning behind the move is unclear. C Technology, a site responsible for numerous iPhone 5S and 5C leaks in the lead up to their release, says Apple’s manufacturing partners will reduce daily output from 300,000 units to 150,000.

There is no doubt that the reduction coincides with an ample supply of iPhone 5C units, but was the current production schedule intended or a result of lower demand than expected? Apple ramped up production in the weeks heading into the phone’s public availability, so the change could simply be the result of output falling to normal levels. It’s no secret, though, that consumers haven’t been rushing out to scoop up the 5C.

In somewhat related news, the strong stock of iPhone 5C units has lead to a burgeoning grey market in China. An overabundance of illegally imported handsets has seen prices for the iPhone 5C drop by 30 percent compared to its official pricing.

[via MacRumors]

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  • bikdav

    I have a solution. Why not offer the iPhone C to the no contract providers like Boost, Virgin, and others for an attractive price? After all, the 5S is priced through the roof. Not everyone can afford the 5S.

  • Scrotum Repair

    I like it……A wellfare version of the iPhone.

    • josh nolan

      the iobama phone, or obama iphone not sure which way i like it better

      • Edgar Cervantes

        The iBama.

        • josh nolan

          HA lol…classic

  • 1brayden

    A simple answer may be that they are temporarily shifting manufacturing capacity to compensate for the overwhelming demand for the 5S.