Apple has decided to halve the order for the production of flagship smartphones iPhone X. The Nikkei Asian Review reports.
According to the newspaper, the company adjusted its plans to collect 40 million gadgets in factories in China by March, reducing this number to 20 million. This is due to weak demand for the new product, which was demonstrated by buyers during the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The price in the US on the iPhone X starts from 999 dollars.
January 22, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted the iPhone X production and sales will soon cease. According to him, Apple will stop producing the smartphone in the summer of 2018, and sales will stop with the release of the new model. The analyst referred to low sales of the device.
In November, Chinese schoolchildren reported that they worked at Foxconn's factory, a Taiwanese Apple contractor. According to the teenagers, they were busy at assembling the iPhone X 11 hours a day for three months, which was counted as “work practice”.