Foxconn CEO Terry Gou publicly revealed the difficulties the company is facing in producing the tremendous quantities required for Apple’s iPhone 5.
“It’s not easy to make the iPhones. We are falling short of meeting the huge demand,” Gou told reporters following a business forum, according to a Reuters report.
One of the bigger problems plaguing the iPhone 5 is its aluminum rear plate, which is prone to chips and scratches because aluminum is a softer metal. Another reason why Foxconn cannot keep up with the iPhone 5 high demand is because this is the first iPhone to have the touch panel integrated with its display components.
This new Retina Display panel, produced solely by LG Display, has definitely been a bottleneck for the smartphone‘s production.
Introduced on Sept. 21, the iPhone 5 is the first to not include Google Maps as its iOS system. The 6th generation handset is also the first to include a smaller connector, called Lightning. The previous iOS devices included a 30-pin connector.
Because of this, the new customers must purchase adapters in order to use the iPhone 5 with accessories such as car chargers and speaker systems.