Foxconn says iPhone demand is so huge that "it's not easy" to catch up

Foxconn says iPhone demand is so huge that
We know Apple kicked off iPhone 5 sales well - 5 million units were sold in the opening weekend, but how well is the new iPhone doing these days? We can only guess, but judging from the latest comments from Foxconn, the companies manufacturing the device, demand for it is simply massive.

"It's not easy to make the iPhones. We are falling short of meeting the huge demand," Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou said.

Well, that’s not a bad complaint for a manufacturer to have, is it?

Latest rumor on the street is that along with Hon Hai Precision Industry, the main iPhone manufacturer, another big Foxconn company known for making devices for companies like Nokia, is now also manufacturing iPhones.

There is no confirmation on that though. With Holiday season just around the corner, we can definitely expect the iPhone to continue demanding more from Foxconn.

source: Reuters

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40 Comments

1. MeoCao unregistered

Well Foxconn will just say anything to please Apple.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And you'll say anything to hate on apple.

12. GENERAL-LEVY

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

And you support them no matter how low filthy cheap shameless they go.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I support tech, and all these companies r greedy. Greed another form of filth is the foundation of business. I don't see one company tossing out free devices. Cheap filthy shameless is a point of view my boy

15. GENERAL-LEVY

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

And you still support Apple no matter how nasty they go. They are really affraid of competition, they hate to share tech which belongs to others, that are stolen and patent. Atleast all other companies share there, and get loyalties, but Apple, no they litigate. Drop down notification stolen from Android.

16. GENERAL-LEVY

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

My GOD i feel sorry for you.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don't feel sorry for me over a phone lol. I'm happy healthy and fit. It's not that serious dude

36. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Maybe physically, which I highly doubt actually, but mentally no, no you are not. Ignorance is bliss my friend

19. MeoCao unregistered

LOL, I did not say anything about Apple, it's about Foxconn dude. I read several articles about that guy Terry Gou and all he said was Apple extolling and SS bashing. He even bashed SS for coming forward cooperating with regulators against monitor price fixing. You should know better mate.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True bro but everybody knows how much u hate apple

27. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

apple deserves it.. I wish i could hate `em more

37. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yes, because is an American company, which in turn affects our economy. I love my SGNX, but I don't live in Korea, so can careless if Samsung survives. All these Samsung want to be idiots, should be shipped to Korea. Not an Apple lover, but rather them succeed, like any American company.

40. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Think it's hard now, Foxconn? Just wait till Christmas when about 200 million kids'll be dying to open up your iPhones!!!!

18. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

oh c'mon foxconn if that were really true then where are the super, extraordinary, revolutionary, out-of-this-world sals figures which Apple has always boasted about in past years? where are this year's figures? Its a simple request Apple...sales figures like in past years. Advice to Apple: A good company knows when it has screwed up and its o to admit it :)

22. Hemlocke unregistered

Apple is still out of stock on their webpage, and usually the supply chain has stabilized by now on the previous iPhones. That should tell you that the fastest selling electronics device in history, the iPhone 4s, is going to be eclipsed this quarter by a significant margin.

25. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

actually its a simple illicit business practice called hoarding which Apple does all the time. And dude get your stats right...the GS3 is the most pre0ordered, fastest selling and give it 5 miilion units or so it will be the most sold phone in history!

26. Hemlocke unregistered

You are delusional. It took Samsung more than 3 months to sell 30 million SGS3 models. Apple sold more than 30 million iPhone 4s in the final quarter of CY 2011. Their "preorders" were for dealers, distributors, carriers, etc. As for the 5 million, or so, that's not even close. The iPhone isn't in Nokia territory, and the 4s has sold more than 50 million handsets. Samsung is not close to either.

31. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

yes i stand corrected...an error on my part :) Thats impressive taking your figures....50 million! Nice! So my question is again where are the sales figures that Apple used to stand on in the past years and annihilate the competition? All we hear is that the demand is awesome, super, through the roof....I think somebody meeds to teach Apple the difference between using adjectives and actuaal math numbers for sales figures :) The GS3 has sold 30 million which may or may not be the second or third highest in history. Now correct me if I am wrong but the gap is closing in on the proverbial unreachable peak on which Apple used to stand and its become very close....perhaps we may after all see a turnaround this year when the iPhone 5 actually loses to its superior rival...the GS3 or any other android out there :)

28. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Phenom that is true the gs3 has a way to go to catch the sales of the 4S

30. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

yes i checked my stats and I stand corrected...nobody's perfect :)

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Gs3 is a beast tho bro

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

While I don't agree bro. +1 for the post. It's weird that u and I don't battle anymore lol. Good post.

29. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

nah its just the lull before the storm... :)

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol wowww ;)

2. android_hitman unregistered

LOOOOL! i don't believe this

3. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Meh, What else can we expect from the ever apple-praising company? go f*#@ yourself iFoxconn

4. Lifengineer

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

What to expect from a man like Victor H.!!! Typical...

5. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

What wrong did he do? He has just posted a news, a statement that someone said. Don't discourage PA authors, most of 'em are good. Not ultrabiased like cnet/gizmodo/verge guys.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Jealousy rears its ugly head

14. GENERAL-LEVY

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

its humanity dignity pride respect. Thats what Steve blwjob said, to kill destroy Android, hahaha rotflmfao he the thiefe traitor was dead befor Android. We are laughing at Apple . There are no jealousy.

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