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Foxconn Can’t Keep Up with iPhone 5 Demand

by Todd Haselton | November 7, 2012November 7, 2012 9:00 am PDT

“It’s not easy to make the iPhones.”

Those are the words of Foxconn chairman Terry Gou, who recently spoke to a group of press about his company’s ability to manufacture Apple’s latest products. “We are falling short of meeting the huge demand,” he continued. The company needs to be able to boost its manufacturing, especially as Apple begins to introduce the iPhone 5 in other parts of the world. As it stands, it can still be hard to come by in parts of the United States.

To Foxconn’s credit, however, the company has said that the iPhone 5 is the “most difficult device that Foxconn has ever assembled,” and that the entire manufacturing process is extremely complicated. The company was also asked to slow manufacturing after consumers complained of scuffing and scratches out of the box.

[via Reuters]


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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