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iPhone X slump punishes Japan's suppliers

Leading electronic parts makers mark weakest growth in 5 quarters

Apple is cutting production of the flagship iPhone X this year due to weak sales. (Photo by Maho Obata).

KYOTO -- Orders at six leading Japanese manufacturers of electronic components grew just 8% for the first three months of the year, marking the slowest growth in five quarters amid lackluster demand for the iPhone X and other high-end smartphones.

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