Apple is reportedly making some adjustments in the production of its upcoming iPhone XR handsets, moving some production of the new device from Pegatron over to rival Foxconn. The movie is said to be due to capacity and component issues.
Apple had originally split its orders for the LCD-based iPhone XR mainly to Pegatron and Foxconn, with the former landing 50-60% of the total orders and the latter taking about 30%, said the report.
However, the report indicates Pegatron’s piece of the production pie has been reduced to below 30%, increasing Foxconn’s share proportionally. Pegatron’s production has reportedly been affected a lower-than-expected yield rate and worker shortages at it’s Chinese plants.
In addition, Japan Display’s production of LCD panels for the iPhone XR has been less than steady.
Neither Pegatron nor Foxconn responded to requests for comments on the report.
Apple will begin accepting pre-order for the iPhone XR on October 19, with deliveries and in-store availability beginning on October 26.