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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....
10-17-2012, 11:05 AM #1
Foxconn: iPhone 5 is the Most Difficult iPhone to Make; Productivity is Improving
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
10-17-2012, 11:33 AM #2
I think it's funny how they say this is the most difficult device that Foxxconn has ever assembled, but iFixIt says it's the easiest device to take apart.
Well, I guess it makes sense.
10-17-2012, 12:03 PM #3
10-17-2012, 12:08 PM #4
^^It also takes me longer to get dressed than it does to undress..just saying :]
10-17-2012, 12:13 PM #5
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10-17-2012, 01:18 PM #8
I wonder if this could mean that in a few months all the scuffing issues will be fixed by either better anodizing or a switch to powder coat.
10-17-2012, 01:35 PM #9
10-17-2012, 02:00 PM #10
Surely the iPhone 4 / 4s were a piece of piss to dismantle?
10-17-2012, 02:02 PM #11
Hahahaha u guys. Good replies on this article.
10-17-2012, 02:11 PM #12
10-17-2012, 02:48 PM #13
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10-17-2012, 03:10 PM #14
Well i can take anything apart but putting a I Phone 5 together well that is a different story.
10-17-2012, 04:11 PM #15
10-17-2012, 04:34 PM #16
I got my 5 last Wednesday, didn't actually take it out the box until Friday noticed that it came with an impression under the apple and the sides on back were already scratched. Go Foxconn and hiring under aged kids to work and eff up my phone. Too excited to really look it over.
10-17-2012, 05:48 PM #17
maybe it's because Foxxconn's older work force off themselves too frequently, for the skill level to be retained? Or the underage workers who's dexterity have not developed properly yet?
10-17-2012, 06:19 PM #18
assembling is always harder than taking apart.
10-17-2012, 09:11 PM #19
Maybe they should have used some of that precision during the brain-storming of the R&D and quality control of this device considering all the scratches, scuffs, dirt, and damage that people are receiving their iPhones with. Designed to the micron.....get real!
11-04-2012, 10:26 PM #20
with all the very small parts involved I could see why.