Apple is reportedly having issues producing the cheaper model of new iPhone, the iPhone XR. The company already surprised everyone with delayed pre-order and sale date of the iPhone XR to iPhone XS and XS Max. Apple will begin to accept pre-orders of the iPhone XR from October 19, and the sale will start from October 26. Also Read - iPhone 11, iPhone XR up for grab with massive discount on Flipkart Big Saving Days saleAlso Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his music app NaadSadhana
According to Economic Daily News report (via Digitimes), the supply of LCD panels used in iPhone XR is not steady from Japan Display (JDI). The company has reportedly shifted more of its orders for the iPhone XR to Foxconn from Pegatron. The reason behind this move is said to be production slow down due to capacity constraints and delayed shipments of some key components. Also Read - iPad Mini for 2021 to ditch fat bezels, could bring along new Apple Pencil Mini
The report cites other issues such as shortage of workers at Pegatron plants, and also the low-than-expected yield rate. Apple had split the iPhone XR orders between Pegatron and Foxconn initially, but after this issue, Pegatron is now only accountable for 30 percent of the orders while Foxconn would take care or 50-60 percent orders reportedly.
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Previously, the rumors also indicated issues with iPhone XR s LCD screen production, although Apple hasn’t said anything on it so far. Hence we are expecting iPhone XR to ship on time for now. The handset is priced at starting at $749 instead of expensive iPhone XS at $999 and iPhone XS Max at $1,099. Pre-orders kick off on October 19, a week before the October 26 launch date. In India, the base variant of iPhone XR starts at Rs 76,900.