Historically, speculative reports of cuts in iPhone production due to low demand are no new. And as you may expect, some of these reports have proven to be precise for some years, while others who have benefited from the post seem to have come from people’s intention to manipulate the market.
The qualification aside, the number of reports of lower than expected demand on Apple’s iPhone XR has become somewhat impossible to ignore. Recently, Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn said that it plans to implement a comprehensive cost-cutting measure to combat “a very difficult and competitive year”. Predictably, many Foxconn comments interpreted as a clear indication that iPhone sales are falling. [1
9659003] In light of all that, a new report from Wall Street Journal relays that Apple plans to lower pricing on iPhone XR in Japan to increase what seems to be lukewarm demand.
Less than a month after releasing iPhone XR, Apple Inc. moves to offer subsidies to mobile network operators in Japan to sell its cheapest new smartphone. People who know the question have said.
De facto discount on the handset along with production cut cuts is a sign of limited enthusiasm among consumers for the model, which has fewer features than Apple’s other two new releases and costs more than still popular old models like the iPhone 8.  While some analysts have said that the iPhone XR is priced a little too high, an overlooked aspect of the device, in my view, is that Apple has done an unusually bad job of marketing the device. To be blunt, Apple has not done a decent job of communicating to the public what the iPhone XR is and what it takes to the table. Even the naming system on Apple’s 2018 iPhone setup is a little confusing for those who do not keep up with Apple’s news in a daily way.
All that said, we will not be able to tell you how iPhone sales do it, with Apple’s latest decision to no longer disclose device sales for its iconic smartphone.