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+ - Foxconn Can't Keep Up With iPhone 5 Demand

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Hugh Pickens writes
Hugh Pickens writes writes "With over 5 million iPhone 5's sold in its first three days after introduction and demand remaining high since, Foxconnhas admitted it can't keep up with demand for the iPhone 5, saying it's shipping 'far fewer' than requested. "We can't really fulfil Apple's requests. Our shipments are insufficient... given the huge market demand," says Foxconn chairman Terry Gou. One problem isthe device too fiddly to put together easily — especially given that the company's now got rid of all its nimble-fingered child workers andFoxconn's also been forced to improve quality control after customers complained that the phone's aluminum body was prone to scratches — often at the assembly stage. It's more bad news for Apple, which has already seen its share price fall 20% in recent weeks, thanks to concern over just these sorts of supply issues."
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