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Apple Improves Supply Chain Capacity, iPhone 5 Shipments Expected to Hit 46.5M Units in Dec. Quarter

by Todd Haselton | November 8, 2012November 8, 2012 7:30 am PDT

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Foxconn’s chairman Terry Gou recently said that his company was having a hard time manufacturing enough iPhone 5 units to meet demand. Another employee also said the phone was the “most difficult device” Foxconn has ever assembled. That, combined with direct orders from Apple to slow production in an effort to improve the quality control, led to a slow down in the entire manufacturing process.

However, Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu said Thursday that Foxconn has ironed out the kinks and production has improved to the best levels yet. As such, Wu argues Apple will ship 46.5 million iPhone units during the December quarter, up from the 26.9 million units it sold in September. Are you still finding it hard to buy an iPhone 5? If so, let us know in the comments.

[via AppleInsider]


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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