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The Daily Mail defines Apple’s massive iPhone 5c failure for us

by | 15th, October 2013

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OR rather, the Mail might want to try and find a different measure of failure. For Apple has, as we all know, released two new iPhones, the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s. Which seem to be selling pretty well: they shifted 9 million pieces over their first weekend which is many, many, more than they’ve done in the first few days of any other iPhone model. But here’s the Mail :

Is the iPhone5C a failure? Apple ‘halves’ production and slashes the price of its handset in China due to ‘dismal sales’

Disaster, eh? So what is this halving of production?

Apple may have smashed its own sales records in September by selling nine million handsets in just three days, but figures do not appear to have remained anywhere near that high since.

An inside source has told Chinese website C Technology sales of the cheaper iPhone 5C have been ‘dismal’ and Apple has halved production of the plastic model as a result.

The suppliers claim they have gone from making 300,000 handsets a day, on average, to just 150,000 and there are also reports prices are dropping across the region in a bid to attract buyers.

Well, let’s think about this for a moment. When you first start making a product, or at least if you’re Apple and you do, then

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