If you have been waiting a long time to get your hands on Apple’s new iPhone 5 due to the long shipping wait times, then some good news has surfaced. Foxconn says productivity is "improving."
Foxconn has been the main assembler of several of Apple's devices. Out of all of them, Foxconn notes how the iPhone 5 is the "most difficult" to produce due to its "complicated" thin and light design. Over the time of making the iPhone 5, Foxconn hopes to get better at making it and reduce error while improving production speed at the same time:
Originally Posted by Foxconn Executive
Apple also told us how the iPhone 5 is designed down to the "micron," ensuring that every part is precision-made to look the way it does. Precision is the most likely reason for the slower production of the iPhone 5, as rushing leads to mistakes.
Sources: Wall Street Journal via MacRumors