The iPhone 5 has only been on the market for around three weeks, but has already racked up millions of sales. Despite its initial popularity though, the handset has since been plagued by issues. There have been thousands of complaints by customers due to problems with the new Apple Maps application, the phone’s camera, and more recently the aluminium construction of the handset. Many people complained that this scratches too easily, and some people have even said their iPhone’s had scratches before it was even taken out of the box.
Despite being larger than previous iPhone models on account of its 4 inch screen, the iPhone 5 still manages to be thinner and lighter than previous models like the iPhone 4S. This is due to the type of aluminium that Apple has chosen to make the casing of the handset, replacing the reinforced glass of its predecessor. It is this material which has evidently been susceptible to scratches. Visit our website for the latest iPhone 5 News.
After taking on board the complaints of its customers, Apple and its manufacturing partner Foxconn have implemented further quality control measures in its iPhone 5 production facility in China. Initially, these extra duties caused employees to go on strike, but they are now reportedly back on the production line. Because staff now have extra duties, output of iPhone 5 units has significantly reduced.
Although production has slowed down, there is still very high demand for the iPhone 5 worldwide. As a result, Apple will surely find a way round production issues given its vast resources. It may mean opening additional production plants, or simply increasing the manpower at existing factories.