Apple released the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the last of the LCD screen-backed smartphones from the Cupertino company. Even before it came out, there were concerns on the interest of the consumer market especially with a redesigned iPhone X coming out in November.

With three new phones to choose from, a glaring difference would be the price. The iPhone 8 ranges from $699 to $949 from, a reasonable pricing standpoint for the ones interested in an upgrade. Compared to the starting price of the iPhone X ($999), some would consider that economical.

In this day and age, folks are now wiser and consider the technology involved. With the iPhone X offering an OLED screen plus other advanced features, shelling out an additional $300 or so may be worth the risk. If that is the manner of thinking of most, it comes to no surprise that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have been struggling in terms of sales.

iPhone 8 production already slashed?

According to a report from Taiwan, production for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus has already been slashed by as much as 50-percent for the month of November and December. A logical reason here is that the iPhone X is expected to arrive by next month with the demand expected to spike.

It would be worth to point out that if true, this would be the earliest production cut in Apple’s history, Ubergizmo noted.

Aside from the fact that that iPhone X is coming, the current sales of the iPhone 8 have been far from impressive.

Wise buyers and uncanny timing

The low demand is a fear suggested before these new handsets were unveiled last September. Wise buyers are now looking into the details, particularly the technology. With most smartphones already making use of power-saving OLED screens, sticking to the TFT LCD screen niche is a bit off.

Another way to look at it is that the Cupertino company may be diverting its attention to iPhone X production. It may mean that supply issues have finally been addressed and the next problem would be satisfying the expected large demand.

Attention for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus has paled because most are more interested in what the iPhone X has to offer.

The screen display may be old technology but Apple did load it up with other advanced specs. This includes having a device that is water and drop resistant, improved battery life and ideal for gaming, Consumer Reports reported.

The production cut for the iPhone 8 is surprising but makes sense if taken in a business aspect. Cash-strapped individuals may still opt for the last LCD-backed smartphone while others may want one for the sake of having the last old display technology from the Cupertino company.