Next-gen iPhone is "complicated and difficult to assemble," expected to ship in Q3
There you have it folks, the next-generation iPhone is supposedly "complicated and difficult to assemble," according to a supply source quoted by the Wall Street Journal. Being both difficult and complicated however should be a good thing for the user, you might think, and you'd be right as the new iPhone is expected to push the envelope further to be even thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4.
"The touch-screen devices are so thin. It's really difficult to install so many components into the iPhones and iPads," chairman of Taiwanese manufacturing plant Hon Hai, Terry Gou said earlier. "We hope to raise the yield rate and volume in the second half which will help improve our gross margin."
It will also sport an 8-megapixel snapper, but all of this luxury might come spiced up with a not-so-nice delay as manufacturers struggle with the process. Nevertheless, one of the most anticipated handsets out there is expected to ship in the third quarter of the year as Cupertino is placing orders with major suppliers. Apple is reportedly aiming to sell some 25 million units of the new iPhone by the end of the year, with part manufacturing outsourced to the Hon Hai facility from August.