Apple resumed production of the last year’s iPhone X, according to The Wall Street Journal. The American corporation went to such a step because of the obligations to Samsung on the purchase of a certain number of OLED-panels. However, due to insufficiently high demand for the iPhone XS, it seems that it will not be possible to use the requested volumes, so Apple returned to the production of the iPhone X
iPhone X is cheaper than XS or XS Max, as a smartphone is considered obsolete. In addition, cheaper cost components for it. In the past, The Verge writes , Apple supported the release of old models in case there was enough demand for them (as a rule, in certain regions).
Not so good with cheap iPhone XR. In Japan, in particular, these phones have reduced prices (or increase carrier subsidies).