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10-19-2013, 05:13 AM #1
Apple Reportedly Decreasing iPhone 5C Production by 35% and Boosting iPhone 5S by 75%
An NPD report recently claims the iPhone 5S fabrication will soon be boosted by roughly 75%, while the 5C will see a drawback of 35%. Citing channel checks, NPD Display Search “can confirm” a slowdown in iPhone 5C production, which supposedly comes along with a hefty increase in 5S orders.
The purported data was revealed in a post to NPD’s analyst blog written by senior analysts Tina Teng and Shawn Lee who said the sales performance of Apple’s iPhone 5C has been thus far disappointing. The analysts note two factors as being accountable for the poor showing: a miscalculated China launch and consumer expectation that the phone would be “cheap.”
According to the post, Apple raised the iPhone 5C’s price to reach an acceptable profit margin when Chinese carriers offered competitive subsidies during the country’s Golden Week holiday. This suggests Apple may have miscalculated the 5C’s launch timing according to Teng and Lee, as the company was supposedly targeting the Chinese market with the device. Furthermore, the analysts said industry watchers and consumers were unpleasantly surprised by the 5C’s base price tag, which was anticipated to be substantially lower than Apple’s previous offerings. This assumption was based on early rumors claiming that the handset would be Apple’s first low-cost offering.
Although the blog post may not be the most carefully reasoned, the data it was based on could be accurate. If so, the production cut for the iPhone 5C and increase for the iPhone 5S is substantial, even though Apple’s original forecast remains unknown. The analysis comes on the heels of a separate report from The Wall Street Journal, which cited sources as saying Apple is cutting iPhone 5C production. In a breakdown publication, Pegatron would see a 20% decrease in orders, while Foxconn is planning to cut production by roughly one third. The same sentiment was echoed by Reuters shortly after. We’ll have to wait and see what ends up happening.
Source: NPD Display Search (blog)
10-19-2013, 05:28 AM #2
The 5C has always been a flop. If that was the design for the 5S bossy but they had the 5S hardware, they could've made so much more money than the two models separate.
10-19-2013, 08:21 AM #3
10-19-2013, 10:38 AM #4
Some d-bag on reddit was trying to argue with me that they only reason they dropped the price on the 5C is because the 5S was in shorty supply and they were trying to get people to buy the 5C. NOT! The 5C is a flop.
10-19-2013, 11:26 AM #5
Epic fail epic flop!
10-19-2013, 11:44 AM #6
I just don't know why apple thought the 5c would sell a lot more than the iphone 5 would about now. It's essentially the previous model, the only way they would have gained a new market would have been a lower off-contract price. That would compete with android a bit more, but because it is priced at basically what the 5 would be at now, it's not going to be selling.
Sadly I can imagine these selling off the walls during holiday season, poor kids who have their parents buy them 5c's instead of 5s..
10-19-2013, 12:08 PM #7
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10-19-2013, 12:16 PM #9
^^exactly it still is a good phone and their still saving 100 bucks per model.
10-19-2013, 12:22 PM #10
10-19-2013, 12:26 PM #11
If Apple hits that off-contract sweet-spot price model, then these will sell like hot cakes. A device like this shouldn't be any more than $200 off-contract. How much does it cost Apple again to manufacture these?
Last edited by pkmaximum; 10-19-2013 at 02:20 PM.
10-19-2013, 12:28 PM #12
10-19-2013, 03:17 PM #13
(weird fake accent time) But the 5c is beautifully unapologetically PLASTIC!
10-19-2013, 03:34 PM #14
Really are these the only arguments? They are pretty weak. The 5c at 45 and 50 USD 2 year contract is a pretty good bang for the buck
Last edited by WHUDS; 10-19-2013 at 03:42 PM.
10-19-2013, 03:51 PM #15
Interesting to see the arguments on here.
Apple have adjusted their production on the basis of their figures but nice to know everyone here knows better.
And actually gives a toss.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
10-19-2013, 04:33 PM #16
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10-19-2013, 09:56 PM #19
The 5c is a middle level phone, getting middle level sales results, I don't know why people are calling it a flop. Just because it's a new product, doesn't mean it has to have blow out results. They got a lot of press for releasing another phone, which was a success, they also appealed to customers who have wanted more colors in the iPhone. People who want the best phone aren't going to buy a 5c. The 5c is for people who want an iPhone, but don't want to pay $199 for one and would rather pay $99. It's become extremely clear that Steve was right when he said higher end phones would sell better in the long run. Key word, long run.
10-19-2013, 11:28 PM #20
LOL!!! Cause the 5C is nothing more than the 5 WRAPPED IN PLASTIC!!!..Why people bought this I do not know..lol