iPhone 5 Shortages Expected Into 2012
Reports are out today that the iPhone 5 is already dealing with major production delays. The reports are 150,000 iPhone 5 units per day being pumped out by Foxconn are apparently not enough to meet pending global demand expected when the iPhone 5 hits the shelves.
According to Macrumors, one of their sources is claiming that:
It appears that the tear-drop shaped iPhone 5 with larger screen and thinner, rounder body is seeing continued design and production delays, at least on one assembly line (Apple has multiple production sources – Pegatron, Foxconn, etc). We therefore think that iPhone 5 will be delayed slightly at the very least and may see shortages all the way into 2012.
Production delays are the norm for the iPhone, and so the iPhone 5 certainly won’t be an exception, unfortunately.
The discouraging thought here is that Apple has opened up the retail front for the iPhone 5. There are now multiple stores who will be trying to sell the next iPhone device such as Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. This is sure to put even more pressure on the global demand, and thus the production woes, of the iPhone 5.