More rubbish from websites regurgitating rumors instead of reporting facts. Jaimes Laird:
The latest rotten news is hot on the heels of the recent iPhone XR price slash, which saw Apple take the rare step of offering a $300 discount on a brand new smartphone – albeit in the form of a trade-in scheme, rather than an out-and-out fire sale.
In other words, no discount.
Apple component supplier Japan Display has slashed its 2018/19 sales forecast on the back of reduced demand from Apple for its LCD screens, which feature on the iPhone XR.
JDI also sells displays to other smartphone makers. Is it possible that some of the second tier manufacturers are having problems? How did Laird miss this from Benjamin Mayo?
The two most important members of Apple’s supply chain, Foxconn assembly and A12 chipmaker TSMC, just reported good revenues for November… The majority of iPhones are assembled by Foxconn and all of the Apple SoCs (like the A12 Fusion) are manufactured by TSMC.
So, is iPhone XR on the ropes? Or, not? It just depends upon which rumor site you read.