The company avoided commenting on the issue
Apple Inc. told its advanced phone makers Foxconn and Pegatron to stop plans for additional production lines devoted to the iPhone XR, which hit stores in October, Nikkei reported on Monday.
"As far as Foxconn is concerned, it has made nearly 60 assembly lines for the Apple XR but recently only uses about 45 production lines because the lead customer claims he does not have to build so many now," said Nikkei, citing a source
At the iPhones launch in September, Apple presented the lowest cost iPhone XR, made of aluminum, along with two other models, XS and XS Max.
Five years ago, Apple cut production orders for the iPhone 5C with plastic coating one month after its launch, raising speculation about the weak demand for the model.
The company headquartered in Cupertino, California, warned last week that sales for the critical quarter of the end-markets will likely fail to Wall Street's expectations.
Apple did not respond immediately to a request for comments from Reuters. Foxconn and Pegatron said they would not comment on customers or specific products.
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