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WSJ: Apple cuts iPhone 5c orders, boosts 5s

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
News Categories: Apple, iPhone

Apple is reducing orders of its iPhone 5c for the fourth quarter, according to the Wall Street Journal. The article echoes recent analyst reports, and questions the lack of demand and pricing strategy for the 5c. Assemblers Pegatron and Hon Hai/Foxconn were both told orders would be cut — sources say Pegatron was told a 20 percent cut would be forthcoming, while Hon Hai was told orders would be slashed by a third. Another supplier was reportedly notified of a 50 percent cut in part orders for the device. Meanwhile, executives at Hon Hai said Apple has increased iPhone 5s orders for the fourth quarter, lending further credence to a recent survey that found the iPhone 5s was outselling the 5c by more than two to one.

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The 5C is a perfect example of the “can’t put lipstick on a pig” aphorism. While the masses might not be that up on the nitty gritty details, it’s still immediately obvious that you’re getting a much better product for only $100 more by going with the 5S. And if you’re even passingly familiar with the details, you’re well aware that Apple is merely trying to sell you old tech as a new product by sticking it in a brightly colored plastic shell. There is nothing surprising to me about Apple slashing 5C orders; shake my head every time yet another commercial for the emperor’s new clothes airs.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on October 18, 2013 at 7:01 PM (PDT)

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