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iPhone slump prompts Japan Display to cut production

Output of LCD panels for XR model to fall 30% in December

Customers try out the iPhone XR on its arrival at the Apple store in Shibuya on Oct. 26. (Photo by Rie Ishii)

TOKYO -- Apple supplier Japan Display is cutting production from December of liquid crystal display panels for the iPhone XR, sales of which have reportedly proved disappointing since the new model's debut in October.

The reduction is expected to lower output by about 30% from November peak levels and marks a potential setback for the company known as JDI, which had seen the XR supply contract as key to breaking a four-year streak of annual losses.

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