Apple reportedly ups 5S output by 75%, cuts 5C output by 35%

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

DisplaySearch's "latest channel checks" indicate Apple (AAPL) has raised iPhone 5S production (through its contract manufacturers) by 75%, and cut 5C production by 35%.

The report follows ones from the WSJ and Reuters indicating 5C production is getting cut by 20%-33% at Foxconn and Pegatron, and that Apple has notified a component supplier of a 50% cut in 5C component orders.

Plenty of reports (I, II, III) have come out in recent weeks pointing to soft 5C sales and ample supplies, and strong 5S sales and tight supplies. Survey/activation data suggests 5S sell-through is easily more than 2x that for the 5C.