Apple Bumped iPhone 5S Production By 75%, Cuts Down iPhone 5C Order By 35%

It has been a while since Apple released its iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S handsets. While the sale of iPhone 5S has been really strong, Apple has shied away from revealing iPhone 5C numbers. Reports from within Apple’s supply chain now reveal that Apple is cutting down iPhone 5C orders by 35% while at the same time, bumping iPhone 5S orders by 75%.

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Apple’s iPhone 5S sales have been strong right from the start. However, conventionally the sales of the flagship iPhone handset wanes once the initial launch rush subsides. In the case of iPhone 5S, this doesn’t seem to be happening.

Currently, iPhone 5S sales are so well that the handset is short in supply. Even Apple’s Online Store is currently asking customers to wait for a shipping duration of two to three weeks. A recent report from NPD DisplaySearch now reveals that Apple has asked its supply chain partners to bump up the production volume of iPhone 5S by 75%. If these numbers prove true, they confirm that iPhone 5S continues to be a darling of the smartphone arena.

In contrast, the carbon-bodied, cheaper iPhone 5C didn’t take off well enough in terms of sales volume. The sales of the handset has waned since the launch and now, Apple has signaled the supply chain partners to cut down iPhone 5C production by some 35%.

According to the report by NPD DisplaySearch, “While the fate of the iPhone 5c is still to be determined, the iPhone 5s is doing quite well, indicating that Apple still has a strong hardcore base for its premium devices. It is worth mentioning that iPhone 5 production is scheduled to end Q3 2013; iPhone 4s’s end of life is still to be determined, as it still receives orders of 1 to 2 million units per month and only recently started selling in Indonesia.”

Source: DisplaySearch

Courtesy: Mac Rumors

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