Apple Reportedly To Slash iPhone Production By 10 Percent In First Quarter 2017
New York: The master of the mobile maker, Apple is about to reduce the iPhone production in the first quarter January-March 2017 by 10 percent, says the Japanese media report the Nikkei Asian Review on Friday.
Apple to slash out the production came after the Yahoo-owned research firm Flurry revealed earlier this week that the Apple iPhones was a hit during the holiday session between December 19 to 25. About 49.1 percent of Apple’s iPhone and iPad mobile activations accounted, a much higher than Samsung.
It is not for the first time Apple has cut down its production. Earlier the company had slashed its output by 30 percent in January-March, the first quarter of 2016 due to accumulated inventory, said the report.
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Production slash would affect iPhone 7 and 7 Plus introduced in September says the Nikkei based on its data collected.
Nikkei reported a year ago that Apple had chosen to cut down its production of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus by 30 percent.
Production slash means that the sale of iPhones was not high as Apple expected. Lower the sale apparently means the lower Apple profit.
Nikkei also said that the company had faced trouble in meeting the demand for the 7 Plus due to the shortage of camera sensors which can shoot a portrait mode.
Apple is likely to set up a manufacturing facility and start the production by April 2017 in Pennya, Bangalore with Wistron Corporation, a Taiwan-based OEM manufacturer of Apple.