Apple’s Asian suppliers fall on report of canceled iPhone XR production boost

“Apple Inc’s Asian supplier and assembler stocks fell on Tuesday on a media report that the iPhone maker had told its smartphone assemblers to halt plans for additional production lines dedicated to its new iPhone XR,” Reuters reports. “Taiwan-based assembler Pegatron Corp fell 5 percent and rival Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (Foxconn) dropped 3.6 percent. Apple is widely considered the biggest customer for Foxconn.”

“Apple shares fell nearly 4 percent on Monday after the report by the Nikkei financial daily, which fueled concerns that the iPhone XR – the cheapest of three iPhones unveiled in September – was facing weak demand just days after it went on sale,” Reuters reports. “The Nikkei, citing supply chain sources, said Apple had also asked smaller iPhone assembler Wistron Corp to stand by for rush orders, but the firm would receive no planned orders for the iPhone XR this season. Wistron shares were down 0.8 percent on Tuesday.”

“Apple began shipping the iPhone XR on Oct 26 after two weeks of pre orders. The company had released the higher priced iPhone XS and XS Max more than a month earlier,” Reuters reports. “On Apple’s post-earnings call last week, Chief Executive Tim Cook said he had very little sales data for the iPhone XR, but the other two models had got off to a “really great start.””

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MacDailyNews Take: The very epitome of fake news. Once again. Ad infinitum. Wherever there is an absence of data, stock market manipulators jump in to ply their craft.

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  1. “On Apple’s post-earnings call last week, Chief Executive Tim Cook said he had very little sales data for the iPhone XR, but the other two models had got off to a “really great start.”

    So pipeline is not informed on XR sales numbers and if he was no longer releasing the numbers. Clueless on two counts. No other way to say it, time to leave…

    1. Tim leaves.. Apple shares collapse overnight.
      He is the main reason for Apples massive profitability… and as for lineup… i LOVE this years holiday libeup.
      Are there ussues to bitch about/ .. yes…and i assure you there will never be a time when everybody is happy with everything.

      Plus GB,… not revealing some information is not being clueless .. it is not saying something prematurely … and it is a part of a bigger strategy .
      One i support strongly.
      There is planty of information that will still be reported that will give anyone with basic arithmetic skills to more or less derive to answers they want.

  2. Nikkei is Fud genrator ..
    Time and time , year after year they come in at any opertunity to knock Apple and spread fud.

    Dont people see this and learn ?
    As for iphone XR… everyone with some understanding of apple lineup knew that xr is not intended for the hardcore enthusiasts…. and its real sales strength will show up throughout holiday season and among budget oriented buyers…
    So its way too early to jump to conclusions.

    Come 2nd q report we will find out how iphones in general did as a percentage of Apple revenue and profibility.
    Thats the bottom line that matters.

    Thank you Apple for having the brass to make this units reporting move and putting focus on what matters. Catagory based Revinue and earning trends and gross margins.

    Enough information for any investor… you want more deduce.
    If you are soreading fud over thus … you are being nothing more than a troll .
    This anal-cyst obsessiona of absolute unit numbers quarter over quarter is nothing but silly.

  3. To clarify and I have posted the same before several times. Leave the CEO position and back to supply position under Steve where the workload is concentrating on products meeting schedule and ample supply at launch. Find a new CEO with vision and creativity that can take Apple to greater heights. The spotty attention to Macs the last five years is inexcusable, but I feel better recently…

  4. After all these years you would think these companies would add a ‘minimum’ purchase clause to their contracts with Apple so that it reduces uncertainty for them and softens any major stock change due to Apple supposedly reporting a sudden reduction/stop to production.

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