Study shows disappointing demand for iPhone XR

Study shows disappointing demand for iPhone XR

Hon Hai, known internationally as Foxconn Technology Group (富士康科技集團), is to assemble the most expensive models, such as devices in the flagship iPhone X family, the source said. Apple is said to be investing INR25 billion (~RM1.48 billion) to expand the plant, which will also create as many as 25000 jobs. While Foxconn, the Taiwanese company contracted by Apple to manufacture the iPhone, already makes phones in India, this will mark the first time the company has made iPhones in the country. But within the product mix that it has got now, with the high-end iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XS, the third, the iPhone XR, appears to be doing well. By contrast only 11 per cent Android smartphone users took the leap last year following the launch of iPhone X and only 12 per cent people switched to iOS following the launch of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus the year before that.

The latest data from Consumer Intelligence Research (CIRP) shows that in the first month of its availability, the iPhone XR accounted for 32 percent of the total iPhone sales in the United States.

Complete details about Apple's deal with Foxconn are not yet clear.

It is not known if any of the iPhone assembly is being moved from existing Hon Hai factories in China and elsewhere.


The report also indicates that Foxconn will be responsible for manufacturing of iPhones in India as opposed to Wistron which is now manufacturing lower-end, budget iPhone models in the country.

No doubt, Apple is seeing a decline in its overall sales volumes across the world.

Foxconn has previously admitted the China-U.S. trade spat was its biggest challenge and that its senior executives were making plans to counter the impact.

A new study has confirmed fears of disappointing demand for Apple's newest entry-level iPhone.

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