Reuters and Wall Street Journal reports indicate that sale of iPhone 5c has been lagging behind the iPhone 5s sales even though the former enjoys a price advantage over the latter. Though Apple has not officially ever declared individual sales figures of the two smartphone variants, insiders have confirmed that there is a cut back in the number of iPhone 5c units being made for future. This is affecting Pegatron quite severely who supply to the Asian market.
The third quarter results declared by Pegatron indicate a push in revenue generated due to the iPhone 5c sales. The net profit data however shows a decline and that have been attributed to spooling up production of the iPhone 5c. Production of iPhone 5c and the iPad mini is in the ambit of Pegatron which of course would soon be shared by Wistron and Compal.
In contrast, the more costly iPhone 5s has been facing sell outs and delay in shipping given the high demand the device is recording. The cheaper iPhone 5c has been Apple’s attempt to diversify their product lineup in the face of rising competition from the Android camp led by Samsung. The smartphone device comes with a polycarbonate back and a higher capacity battery. With its better features than the iPhone 5c demand for the iPhone 5s is much greater by ratio. Analysts however place the ratio fifty-fifty in favour of both the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s.
The iPhone 5c is the middle of the rung in Apples line of smartphone so far as budget or price factor goes. Further, the story of the iPhone 5c not doing well so far as sales of the device goes however is not confirmed and cannot be taken as gospel truth. There are factors like manipulating the data to get better stock value is also possible. Even though sources are being recorded to be insiders to the Apple conglomerate need not mean they are giving correct information.