Foxconn Falling Short of Demand For iPhone 5


The high demand for Apple’s iPhone 5 has been too much for Apple’s partner, Foxconn. The company’s Chairman Terry Gou took the stage today to admit that they are failing to meet the demand for Apple’s latest handset, according to a report from Reuters.

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“It’s not easy to make the iPhones. We are falling short of meeting the huge demand,” Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou said.

Since the launch of the iPhone 5 (Apple announced that it had sold 5 million units during the weekend and Wall Street analysts considered this a failure), the handset has faced limited supply, although as Tim Cook said, they were completely blown away by the consumer demand for the iPhone 5.

At first, some analysts said the in-cell panel was the main cause of the supply shortage, but then an anonymous Foxconn official said to the Wall Street Journal that the company is struggling to meet the demand. Back then, he said the iPhone 5 was the hardest handset they had ever assembled.

Although the information came from Foxconn, it hadn’t been confirmed until now, when the company chairman almost repeated the anonymous Foxconn source’s words.


  • 1His_Nibs1

    Yea I’ll say……had 4 iP 5’s and awaiting number 5 because of poor quality control issues. After all this I’m not even sure I even want the damn thing anymore. Especially since the latest bug/flaw with the screen freezing up when rapidly swiping your finger diagonally across the screen. IMHO this phone has been a major FAIL! Screen flicker (when signing in/typing your password into your iTunes account on the phone), light leak/bleed from below the power button, scratches/dents right out of the box, map app, screen freezing up. This is just a list of the things I’m aware of.