Apple iPhone 6 chassis made by Catcher is reportedly rejected by Apple

Apple iPhone 6 chassis made by Catcher is reportedly rejected by Apple
The chassis for the Apple iPhone 6 manufactured by Catcher Technology, has reportedly been rejected by Apple. The chassis was to be employed by Apple for the 4.7 inch version of the iPhone 6, and the defect has forced the tech titan to order additional parts from Foxconn and Jabil to make up for the defective ones.

The problem with Catcher's chassis lies with a defect found where metal parts connect to plastic. The defect was created by the supplier's anodizing process and could take as long as two to three months to fix. The process involves putting a coating of Aluminum Oxide over a product to help protect it from wear, and corrosion, and to make a device look better.

The replacement orders placed by Apple with Foxconn and Jabil are just short term, to replace the defective parts from Catcher that were earmarked for the  4.7 inch iPhone 6. It is not known if  Catcher will still be supplying parts to the larger screened iPhone phablet that is supposedly starting mass production next month.

source: DigiTimes

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  • Storage 128 GB
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12 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

apple article can't resist posting hhhaaaallppp!!! edit: Good for Apple for rejecting this and making sure it's fixed before release.

2. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Its nice to see a company with high standards and not except low quality parts to just to make a buck.

3. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

That's what you'd expect out of the Apple company...quality first

5. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

That's what you'd expect out of a company that sells phones for 850 bucks

12. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

850? Hm, not sure where you live, but the 16GB iPhone 5S here is $650 retail.

11. willard12 unregistered

Cool. And when a Samsung or HTC article comes up and the first 3 comments are from people praising their quality and standards, then, you will be ready and relevant. As for THIS article, it just feeds the false rhetoric of "Apple takes its time and gets it right." Have you ever heard that about Ssmsung, HTC, or Sony?

4. smacsteve

Posts: 86; Member since: May 16, 2012

Wow! if this is accurate, I wonder if this will delay the launch of the 4.7" model?! If nothing else it could be in very short supply!

6. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

Nokia has always had those high standards of quality and nobody panics Apple rejects some defective parts and everyone loses their minds

7. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I remember my last Nokia phone (3310) back in the early 2000s. Snake game was addicting. Good times good times..

8. BReND0

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I really hope this chassis defect honestly means all these dummy phones and supposed leaks of the iphone 6 were all fake outs and spoofs to hide the real design of the phone. Cuz im sure all of iphone lovers agree. The new iphone 6 was looking hideous. I couldnt stomach sacrificing a good looking phone for the extra screen space. But idk. We will see.

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