Why Is There iPhone 5 Supply Shortage?
Apple assures that its latest sixth-generation smartphone is sold faster than other handsets it made in the past. Still the iPhone 5 supply shortage slowed down the sales progress and the numbers expected by many analysts are failed to be achieved by the Cupertino-based corporation. Not long ago I predicted iPhone 5 problem with Qualcomm chips and now we got problems from Foxconn.
Why has iPhone 5 supply shortage been caused? Are there any reasons for this? We have found out why it happens and how Hon Hai company [also known as Foxconn] located in Taiwan and responsible for assembling a lot of iOS devices is unable to quickly make the new iPhone.
iPhone 5 Is Too Difficult to Assemble
According to Foxconn’s officials, the latest Apple smartphone is very difficult to assemble. It is even “the most difficult” handset created by Apple with a complicated design. The employees are learning how to make the thin and light iPhone 5 faster with A6, they practice every day and their “productivity has been improving.” The source responsible for these words has wished to remain unnamed.
The difficulty of the new product and low Hon Hai’s productivity are also the reasons for scratches that appeared on some of the smartphones. The company has decided to implement a new check procedure which should low down the risks of damages made to the metal iPhone 5 casings, yet the material used by Apple is susceptible to scratching so some users might still get scratched new smartphones shipped to them.
iPhone 5 for Christmas
Can iPhone 5 supply shortage affect Christmas shopping season this year? It surely can and the new labor conflicts in Taiwan Foxconn only raise new questions. Is Apple able to keep up with the growing demand for its sixth-generation handset? Will Hon Hai continue to improve its productivity and make more devices in time for Christmas shopping season 2012?
If disputes aren’t addressed in time, a lot of customers won’t be able to get iPhone 5 for Christmas as iPhone 5 supply shortage will remain the issue.