Chinese manufacturer Wistron might've used unauthorized parts in iPhone production

Chinese manufacturer Wistron might've used unauthorized parts in iPhone production
The second largest iPhone 8 Plus manufacturer in the world, Wistron, has been accused of using unauthorized parts in its production process. As a result, the device production might've been halted for two weeks.

Unauthorized waterproofing parts have been reportedly used by Wistron in the production process of the iPhone 8 Plus without warning Apple. Rumors have it that Wistron has penalized some of its high-level executives as a way to regain Apple's trust. 

Wistron has its own position on the issue stating that the production process hasn't been stopped, no one has been penalized, and everything is going as normal. Furthermore, it said it won't comment on any matter regarding its clients, in this case – Apple. If the production shenanigans turn out to be true, Apple may end its relationship with Wistron, as the company is very strict when it comes to the manufacturing of its devices.

All the iPhone 8 Plus models are currently in stock. However, even if the rumors turn out the be true, there might not be any shortage, as Wistron is responsible only for a small amount the device inventory and the majority is made by another Chinese manufacturer – Foxconn.



1. gravityron

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

(huge eye roll)

2. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Yea yea yea, what Apple going do about it? Nothing, China will side with chinese company. Just as usual Apple will bend over for communist government, the same way they give icloud private key, apple store etc. in the end the money fight in court will out cost damage victory. China has scrappy intectuall properties law. So copy or steal is quite common in china.

3. toukale

Posts: 648; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

The writing of this story is funny, it starts by saying "The second largest", and ends with "oh, they only manufacture a "small number of device inventory." Love writing like this.

6. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

So the owner is out of luck if he buys the phone from specific batches, as Apple doesn’t take care for water damage. Considering the fact that none of the phone maker cover water damage of phone but this isn’t the fault of the owner it’s fault of the producer who failed to include genuine parts in the device. Apple should track down all those devices of the specific batches & should replace them with genuine ones or atleast recall them.

7. xinrui

Posts: 9; Member since: May 30, 2017

Let's make this news straight about the "small number of device inventory" Wistron only for Indian Market.. Try search gsmarena or other news.. :D

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