Apple is experiencing manufacturing issues with the newly unveiled iPhone XR, according to a new report.
The company has apparently had to significantly alter its production plans for the handset, which is due to come out on October 26.
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Taiwanese manufacturer Pegatron was originally supposed to produce 50-60% of total orders for the iPhone XR, reports Economic Daily News (via DigiTimes).
However, this has now been cut to below 30% due to an apparent shortage of workers and low-than-expected yield rates, with Foxconn − which was in charge of manufacturing the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max − said to be picking up the slack.
The reports adds that production has also been affected by an unsteady supply of LCD panels from Japan Display.
The LCD-toting iPhone XR is an, ahem, affordable alternative to the OLED iPhone XS. It looks like a cheaper version of the iPhone X, featuring a near edge-to-edge display and a ‘notch’ at the top of the screen that houses the facial recognition sensors.
It has a 6.1-inch, 1792 x 828 LCD ‘Liquid Retina’ screen, a single 12-megapixel rear camera, and it’s powered by the Apple A12 Bionic chip.
One of the biggest draws for customers is that it’s available in a wide range of colour schemes, including white, black, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED.
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The iPhone XR will cost $749/£749 for the entry-level 64GB model. Prices go up to £799/$799 for the 128GB model and £899/$899 for the iPhone XR with 256GB of storage.
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