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  • Foxconn Making 150,000 iPhone 5s a Day

    Digitimes is reporting Foxconn, Apple's largest manufacturer, is producing 150,000 iPhone 5s a day leading up to the device's launch.

    While Foxconn's production is going full-tilt, the number of units being produced still isn't the volume Apple likes leading up to the holiday shopping season. However, Digitime's sources noted that "Lens maker Largan Precision, touch panel maker TPK Holding, reinforced glass supplier G-Tech Optoelectronics and battery vendors Simplo and Dynapack are all operating at full swing currently." With Apple's supply chain operating at capacity it appears the transition away from iPhone 4 focused production is beginning.

    Still with production at 1.5 million units every ten days, expect Apple to have enough phones available at launch. But, Apple's other manufacturing partner, Pegatron, will apparently hold off on production until 2012 and will only be responsible for building 15% of the devices overall. This could possibly lead to shortages over the holiday season, especially considering the increased number of potential customers if the iPhone 5 does in fact launch on both Sprint and T-Mobile.

    However, with Tim Cook at the helm expect Apple and their supply chain to meet demand, bar any unforeseen natural disasters or unexpected patent litigation. If they don't, well, expect iPad 2 like shortages.

    Source: Digitimes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Foxconn Making 150,000 iPhone 5s a Day started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. msb2011's Avatar
      msb2011 -
      wow cant wait to get ma hands on the new iPhone. each-time new iPhone is made it gets cooler and nicer but wait i have to sell my iPhone 4 first lol
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      150k a day huh, must be some bang up quality assembly there.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iFanaddic View Post
      How can foxconn be producing 150 000 iphones a day when ios is not even at the golden master stage? All these "first batch iphones" will get to their owners with a beta version installed?
      They are manufacturing the iPhones. They dont need to wait for iOS 5 to be finished to start putting the hardware together. They can flash the iPhones with iOS 5 GM later before shipping.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by GmAz View Post
      150k a day huh, must be some bang up quality assembly there.
      Possibly. Almost seems like they're rushing production....which leaves alot of potential for mistakes. But then again....Foxconn does employ a ton of workers as well.
    1. MrFunderthuck's Avatar
      MrFunderthuck -
      I don't usually post, but everyone whining about the supposedly false advertising with this image needs to shut up.I can remember the good old days when this forum was about iPhone news, and people actually respected the writers.
    1. gthugballin's Avatar
      gthugballin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fortex24 View Post
      I'm pretty sure you didn't see me complaining at all considering I've had a 3GS since launch and the iPhone 4 wasn't something that interested me. Now I'm ready to ugprade and thus follow the iPhone 5 news. Considering the article is specifically about iPhone 5 production with a picture of people assembling a device that doesn't look like any prior iPhone, I'd assume it is a picture of the iPhone 5 in production. Unfortunately no where in the article does it address the attached image and the source article doesn't have a picture at all.

      It would be nice if the author didn't use false advertising (ie; the above image) to get me to click on the article. Or possibly it's just lazy writing. Pick one.
      maybe just stop being mean to the writers.

      Life lesson

      Don't be a **** < thats a bad word for penis
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Has anyone correlated FoxConn suicide rates with iDevice releases?This way we could get an idea of anticipated release of a product based on how many FoxConn employees kick the bucket.
    1. phillphill's Avatar
      phillphill -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fortex24 View Post
      Is that an actual photo of the iphone 5 in production or just a sloppy job at writing an article?

      Mod edit: I am sure you could be positive when posting
      I can't wait for IPhone 5... I'm done with the 4 can't wait for something new.. right on ya'll. I hope the IPhone 6 is the size of a credit card and fits in my wallet.