updated 12:49 pm EST, Fri November 15, 2013
iPhone 5s holds wide lead in popularity
Apple suppliers are cutting back still further on iPhone 5c production, a Chinese report says. Primary assembly partner ProTek -- better known under its parent name, Pegatron -- has slashed production from 320,000 units per day in October to only 80,000. Foxconn is said to be manufacturing units at a minimal level, only 8,000 to 9,000 per day. That company is, however, more focused on the iPhone 5s and other top-priority Apple products.
The report appears to back rumors that demand for the iPhone 5c is relatively low, forcing Apple to shorten orders. Most shoppers are believed to be gravitating towards Apple's flagship, the iPhone 5s. New Fiksu data shows the device representing 6.4 percent of active iPhones, whereas the 5c holds just 2.1 percent. That represents a widening gap, since a month ago the ratio was still about 2-to-1.