Apple has reduced its orders for the new iPhone 5C, causing rumours that the mobile phone is not selling as well as had been hoped.

Apple has reportedly cut iPhone 5C orders by a third with Foxconn, which produces one third of all the 5Cs. Supplier Pegatron, which produces the remaining two thirds, has had its orders cut by less than 20 per cent.

There is speculation that the iPhone 5C has struggled to meet sales targets, causing Apple to reduce the orders due to low demand.

This is thought to be due to the cost of the mobile phone, which was initially thought to be a more cost-effective handset but in actuality has a retail price of £469 in the UK and $550 in the USA.

The reduction in orders does not necessarily mean there has been low demand for the 5C, as Apple has reduced orders from suppliers before for a variety of reasons.

Posted by Peter Robinson

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