It’s not like the iPhone 4s is any slouch in terms of its form factor, but Apple’s latest model, the iPhone 5 does take it to another level. In fact, the new design has caused some serious challenges for Foxconn, the company that has been given the nod to build the Apple smartphone.
Recently, the Wall Street Journal was able to speak with a Hon Hai executive about the problems with the iPhone 5 supply and this unnamed person clearly said that supply problems were due to the complexity of the iPhone 5 design, its assembly as well as the quality control policies that are in place. In fact, this executive considered the iPhone 5 the “most difficult” device that the company has built in its history. He went on to say that the design is complicated and that it is a challenge to make it this thin and light. However, he did end his comment on a positive note by saying that the company is improving its process on a daily basis and that this will be reflected in the upcoming supply.
So there you have it, it’s not labor unrest that will result in limited supplies, but rather it is the actual design of this device that is causing headaches in its production.