Is iPhone 5 The Most Difficult Device To Manufacture? Foxconn At Least Agrees

When Tim Cook introduced the iPhone 5 earlier this quarter he called it the phone that changes the iPhone, the phone that was the best iPhone yet. And there is no denying that statement even remotely. However, what he did not mention or perhaps overlooked was the fact that possibly the new iPhone i.e the iPhone 5 is the toughest iPhone to manufacture too. We have been hearing plenty of reports of a possible delay in the manufacturing of the iPhone 5 and it seems like it is not the shortage of inventory or material that is causing it but the simple fact that complexities involved in making the device are way too many.

A Foxconn insider revealed to the folks at  The Wallstreet Journal the following which tells us everything we need to know about potential delays in the arrival of more iPhone 5.

“The iPhone 5 is the most difficult device that Foxconn has ever assembled,To make it light and thin, the design is very complicated. It takes time to learn how to make this new device. Practice makes perfect. Our productivity has been improving day by day.It’s always hard to satisfy both aesthetic needs and practical needs, The Zhengzhou site, which was set up in 2011, is still pretty new to us. We are still learning how to manage the work force there.”

Seems like very soon we should be up and running with regular supplies of the iPhones once the folks learn how to assemble it like a piece of cake, till then though for those who already have the device can appreciate the great device it is and how much hard work has gone into assembling it.

Via: WSJ and TNW

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