Apple struggles to keep up with iPhone 5 orders
This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.
iPhone 5 orders continue to spill in relentlessly. Apple reported that they sold 5 million iPhones as of Monday. Now, Apple is experiencing some hardship in fulfilling iPhone 5 orders in a timely manner. Some unfortunate factors are contributing to the slow manufacturing time. Recently, a riot broke out at a Foxconn manufacturing plant in China. The cause of the riot is unknown, but it ended up closing the plant temporarily. Due to these recent events and the fact that iPhone 5 sales are much higher than anticipated, Apple is struggling to keep up with the growing demand. On Friday, the iPhone 5 is scheduled to launch in 22 more countries.
As an assurance to customers, CEO Tim Cook released a statement saying, “While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly, and customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date”. However, both Apple and Foxconn failed to comment on the riots at the manufacturing plant.