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Apple cancels production boost for budget iPhone XR: sources

Dimmer outlook for new model contrasts with extra orders for older versions

Demand for the iPhone XR has been weaker than expected, based on Apple's discussions with suppliers.    © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Apple has signaled disappointing demand for the new iPhone XR, telling its top smartphone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron to halt plans for additional production lines dedicated to the relatively cost-effective model that hit shelves in late October, sources say.

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