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WSJ: Apple cutting iPhone 5c, increasing iPhone 5s production
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 7:59am

Apple is cutting the production of the iPhone 5c after it experienced low demand than the company expected, according to the Wall Street Journal. Echoing similar reports from last week, it is claimed that suppliers Foxconn and Pegatron have been requested by Apple to decrease iPhone 5c production by 20 percent and 30 percent respectively.



Though production of the iPhone 5c will allegedly reduce, the same cannot be said for the more-popular iPhone 5s. Two executives at Foxconn revealed to the report that Apple wants to increase production of its current flagship model. It is not clear how much this will impact the iPhone 5s and 5c's launch on China Mobile, the largest Chinese carrier, on November 11th. 5C units smuggled into China from the US, Europe, and Hong Kong are apparently selling for between 3,000 and 3,300 yuan ($490 to $540) each. Considering that devices on China Mobile uses its TD-SCDMA cellular standard, it is unlikely that the smuggled devices will work on the network, and instead are being used on other carriers.

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