Foxconn: We Can't Meet iPhone 5 Production Demands

The iPhone 5 is set to experience further delays in reaching consumers as Apple's main manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has admitted that it's failing to meet the firm's production demands for the smartphone.

According to the manufacturer's chairman Terry Gou, Foxconn simply can't make them fast enough. "It's not easy to make the iPhones," he stated. "We are falling short of meeting the huge demand."

While he didn't specify which model is proving to warrant such a demand, it's undoubtedly the latest iPhone model, especially when you consider previous reports of the smartphone's production delays.

Last month, an anonymous Foxconn worker stressed that assembling the iPhone 5 was "very complicated". The firm described the handset as "the most difficult device that Foxconn has ever assembled."

With the iPhone 5 being taller and slimmer than the iPhone 4S via a 4-inch screen, as well as having a smaller dock connector, an unnamed worker told the Wall Street Journal that "It takes time to learn how to make this new device. Practice makes perfect. Our productivity has been improving day by day."

 

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  • cats_Paw
    Call me cynical, but i think this is just a way to advertise the iphone. If they could not do it, there would not be an iphone 5, since there is, they surely can.
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  • RealJames
    Cats_PawCall me cynical, but i think this is just a way to advertise the iphone. If they could not do it, there would not be an iphone 5, since there is, they surely can.


    +1 that comment
    big advertisement
    marginally "news"
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  • Gundam288
    Where is the demand coming from? Consumers or Apple? I think it's coming from Apple and not the consumer, but maybe that's just me over thinking it.

    (keep in mind apple needs spares for replacements and etc.)
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  • Gundam288
    Where is the demand coming from? Consumers or Apple? I think it's coming from Apple and not the consumer, but maybe that's just me over thinking it.

    (keep in mind apple needs spares for replacements and etc.)
    12
  • cats_Paw
    Call me cynical, but i think this is just a way to advertise the iphone. If they could not do it, there would not be an iphone 5, since there is, they surely can.
    22
  • RealJames
    Cats_PawCall me cynical, but i think this is just a way to advertise the iphone. If they could not do it, there would not be an iphone 5, since there is, they surely can.


    +1 that comment
    big advertisement
    marginally "news"
    13