Saturday, 19 October 2013


Following multiple reports in recent days claiming Apple's trimming iPhone 5C
production, comes another. NPD
DisplaySearch on Friday said that Apple has
trimmed iPhone 5C production by 35 percent,
while boosting production of the pricier
iPhone 5S by 75 percent to catch up with
To recap, the iPhone 5C is basically last
year's iPhone 5, but with a colorful plastic
back and slightly different cellular antennas.
The iPhone 5S is the company's new top-of-
the-line iPhone, with a 64-bit processor, new
camera, and dual-LED flash, along with a
Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the home
Both devices went on sale last month and
led to record-breaking opening weekend
sales. Between the two, the 5S has been
tougher to come by, with new buyers facing
several weeks of wait time through Apple's
online store and with carrier partners, while
there's no waiting on the 5C.
Adding to its figures, NPD says Apple
misfired with the iPhone 5C's launch timing
in China, releasing the device when many
shoppers were expecting deep discounts from
local carriers, which had to pick which
phones to subsidize.

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