There is no mention of the where that information is coming from, only that Apple had original meant to sell more than 40 million iPhone X devices in the first quarter.
A day later, one of Apple’s iPhone X suppliers went on record to say the order cuts aren’t “that great”.
Apple previously said it planned to release a new software update later this spring that would allow iPhone users to turn off the feature that diminished performance. Nikkei reported on Monday there were no changes to the iPhone 8 production forecast. The jubilee iPhone X was introduced on September 12 a year ago.
Although many people had hoped that Apple will release a follow up to the affordable and smaller iPhone SE, the analyst’s predictions have introduced doubts that a second generation iPhone SE will ever be released. First, whether iPhone X sales were high enough to hit the company’s predicted revenue of between $84B and $87B in the final quarter of a year ago.
Apple will still stick with a production target of 30 million units for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which would suggest there’s still some appetite for the lower-priced iPhones. The sales drop is thought to be related to the phone’s high price and poor reception by consumers. Apple shipped 29 million iPhone X units in the fourth quarter of 2017, Singapore-based market research firm Canalys said, adding that this made iPhone X the world’s best-shipping smartphone model over the holiday season.
For December quarter, iPhone X was in a weaker spot and the trend is expected to countinue.
After receiving disappointing response to its flagship device, iPhone X, Apple has been forced to cut iPhone X production by half for the January-March period.
Opinions and expectations are divided, however, and other analysts tend to agree with agree that the ratio is inverse, with 2 LCD-screen models and one OLED-screen model.