Foxconn admits the iPhone 5 is the most difficult device it has put together

Foxconn admits the iPhone 5 is the most difficult device it has put together
An unnamed source has allegedly told the WSJ that the iPhone 5 is the most difficult device Foxconn has ever assembled. Apparently, the parts of the new handset are susceptible to damage in pretty much all stages of the assembly process, which makes it incredibly hard to come up with a flawless end product.

Some users are already aware of that as they have found scratches and other imperfections on their otherwise brand new handsets. Due to the higher probability of build quality issues during the production process, Foxconn has had to implement a new quality control system to ensure that as many parts as possible will make it to the end of the process. Interestingly, the source mentions that it was this new quality check that has caused the strike we told you about last week.

Foxconn expects that the quality standard of the iPhone 5 is already improving, and will continue to improve with time.

via: AppleInsider

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22 Comments

1. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Apple should enslave them all they have the money to anyways.

19. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

they are very strict to foxconn but they don't care about their materials if it is build with quality

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Okay I'm sorry for sounding like a jerk, but was this article really necessary? I mean, there have been articles in the past that have stated the exact same thing, except this one was just fluffed. Example - hyperlink in the end of the article.

6. loli5

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

iphonearena.com bro...

7. mailbox4eswar

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You are correct bro. I am aboserving a lot of articles in Phone Arena are biased towards iPhone and Apple, even I have seen some unnecessary articles/news about Apple

11. JeffdaBeat unregistered

They aren't bias, they're smart. Look at the front page any random day of the week and the stories with the most comments (and probably the highest view count) are all about Apple. They keep writing stories about it because whether you like Apple or not...you click on their stories, which I'm sure makes PhoneArena money. Tired of Apple stories? Ignore them and comment more on Android or WP8 stories instead. You'll see them shift to those instead.

14. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

yeah, keep on dreaming, like fandroids are ever gonna stop crying on apple articles... Its in their sad blood to prove to themselves they have bought a better device... talking about no life...

17. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

and bashing them like a jealous iFan isn't? Seems like you are the one that needs a life.

21. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

what would I be jealous about? ?

15. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

How is this biased towards the iPhone again? Seems like they're repeating bad news.

16. bachelorrn0121

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Correct.. example a new device is introduced or reviewed there are sometimes that iphone. ipad or ios on that page comparing to the devices..

8. Aeires unregistered

It lets people who bought them know that the damages that have been reported on the outside aren't the only problems that plague this model, lot of things on the inside to contemplate breaking as time goes on. If I had purchased one, I'd appreciate knowing there could be a future disaster in the making.

3. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Yet another PS by Foxconn in favour of Apple... Thats arrogant CEO once said iScratch 5 would put Samsung devices to shame... Now he's the one to be put in shame for his low-class production assembling

22. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

iScratch LOL, Also must be really hard glue all those components together Ifixit.com

4. hcbarclay

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

we repair iPhone 5 all day long...no problems here. just a lame excuse for the poor quality they are producing. COME ON IN AND i would LOVE to help you!! Indy Cellular Repair 6251 Winthrop Ave Indianapolis, IN 46220 317.253.1404

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

What was the purpose of your post?

9. addict27

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Apple needs less marketing / lawyers and more engineers to innovate and consider manufacturing issues. Reminds me of the Dilbert episode with the great engineering company with no marketing team and how quickly it fell apart once they created one.

10. marctorres

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

we dont care at all...easy or not...customer is always right

12. hinz10

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

What do you expect. Foxconn hires 14 year olds. But phonearena neglects to keep us informed of bad iphone news.http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/foxconn-used-14-year-old-workers/489975/

13. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

wow, that .5 of an inch must really be difficult to add on

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

WTF is wrong with todays journalism? Why is this news?

20. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

LOL.... nothing else i can say!

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