Foxconn struggling to keep up with demand for iPhone 5

News Richard Goodwin 17:11, 7 Nov 2012

Apple’s China-based manufacturer is struggling to keep up with demand for the iPhone 5

Apple’s iPhone 5, like every other iOS-powered device before it, is in big demand. So much so that Foxconn, the company responsible for manufacturing it, is struggling to keep up.

CEO Terry Gou said that huge demands for Apple’s iPhone 5 combined with the complex production processes that go into making it have resulted in Foxconn struggling to keep on top of its hectic schedule. 

Gou told reporters this week that ‘it’s not easy to make the iPhones. We are falling short of meeting the huge demand,’ reports SlashGear.

Gou would not confirm whether aspects of the iPhone 5 production process had been passed onto Foxconn’s International Holdings outside of China, however. 

Online orders for the iPhone 5 are still subject to delays, and Apple has advised consumers to instead purchase the device from one of its stores rather than online. 

Apple has not said when its online ordering process will revert back to normal. 

Whether the delays are to do with demand, Foxconn not being able to meet its order requirements, or the subject of some kind of dark marketing campaign remains to be seen. 

Our advice? Go out and get yourself something else, there’s plenty to choose from - the Nokia Lumia 920, Samsung Galaxy S3, Google’s Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, of the HTC One X+ -and most will be cheaper than Apple’s iPhone 5: 


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