Apple has put on hold additional production lines for its relatively low-cost model iPhone XR, according to a Nikkei Asian Review report which cited people familiar with the matter.
According to the people, the tech giant has reportedly asked its top smartphone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron to reduce production from what was previously planned. Foxconn first prepared nearly 60 assembly lines for Apple's XR model, but recently uses only around 45 production lines, per Apple’s needs. (according to Nikkei Asian Review citing anonymous sources).
Apple is reportedly asking suppliers for more of the older models, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which are up to 20% cheaper compared to the XRs whose starting price is $749. From previously expected 20 million units of the older models this quarter, Apple has raised the figure to 25 million units, according to a source (as reported by Nikkei Asian Review).