Apple Reportedly To Take A "Cautious Approach" For iPhones This Year By Cut 20% Of Component Orders

A new report comes from Nikkei claims that Apple is taking a "cautious approach" to iPhone shipments in 2018 compared to 2017 orders, in which the company asked its suppliers to cut around 20 percent fewer components for the 2018 iPhones.

”Apple is quite conservative in terms of placing new orders for upcoming iPhones this year," one of the four sources, who is in the supply chain, told the Nikkei Asian Review. "For the three new models specifically, the total planned capacity could be up to 20% fewer than last year's orders."

Notwithstanding iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X orders topped 100 million, the report suggests that shipments for the second-generation iPhone X, 6.5-inch OLED ‘iPhone X Plus’ and cheaper 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, are in the 80 million range, according to four sources speaking to Nikkei.

Nikkei's report, however, did stating that there will be three new iPhones arrange to ship in September 2018. Furthermore, the sources believed that Apple informed its supply chain to "prepare earlier" for this year’s OLED versions and ensuring that the devices won’t suffering from delayed problems.

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