Part shortages at Foxconn plants puts dent in Apple's iPhone and iPad shipping plans

Part shortages at Foxconn plants puts dent in Apple's iPhone and iPad shipping plans
Shortages of parts used by Apple to produce the iPhone and the iPad are putting a dent into the Cupertino based firm's goal of shipping 20-22 million iPhones and 7.5-9 million iPads in the current quarter. The Foxconn factory in Chengu, where the Apple iPad 2 is produced, has been suffering from a shortage of parts and workers due to the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The main Foxconn plant in Shenzhen has also had to deal with the same problem, cutting back on iPad 2 production at that factory as well. Shortages from part suppliers are also affecting Foxconn plants that produce the Apple iPhone 4 as well as the Pegatron factory where the CDMA version of the handset is made.

None of the part suppliers would comment but Foxconn did say that factory workers could be shifted to make sure orders are fulfilled. Apple has said that it is shipping every iPad 2 that it could make and expects to increase production of the tablet, saying that over the next few months, it expects the earthquake not to be a serious factor.

source: electronista

Related phones

iPhone 4
  • Display 3.5 inches
    960 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Apple A4
    0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1420 mAh
  • OS iOS 7.x
iPad 2
  • Display 9.7 inches
    768 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 0.7 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Apple A5
    0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 6944 mAh
  • OS iOS 9.x

FEATURED VIDEO

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless