Apple reportedly has pared back its orders for the $99 iPhone 5C, telling its factories in Asia that it would reduce fourth-quarter shipments, according to a newspaper report suggesting the move was triggered by sluggish demand for the handset. The lower-end model has been overshadowed by the $199 iPhone 5S, which unlike the 5C offers new features, including a fingerprint sensor. One of the assemblers said Apple has increased its orders for the fourth quarter for the 5S. Apple did not comment on the report.

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