Foxconn churns out '150,000' iPhone 5s a day
22 million by year's end
The word out of Taiwan is that the iPhone 5 is now being churned out of Foxconn Electronics
sweatshops factories at a rate of 150,000 per day, and that five to six million of the li'l fellows will be shipped by the end of September.
Not a bad run-rate for a product that has yet even to be announced by Apple – although the recent "iPhone, iPhone, who's got the iPhone?" missing-prototype farce in San Francisco is all the Cupertinian acknowledgement one might need.
The high-volume production report comes from those ever-gabby "industry sources" cited by DigiTimes. According to those same sources, Foxconn will crank out 22 million iPhone 5s in the fourth quarter of this year.
Pegatron Technology will also be contributing iPhones 5s to the mix, but DigTimes sources say that Foxconn will be the sole supplier until 2012, when Pegatron's shipments will kick in.
Exactly when the iPhone 5 will become available hasn't been revealed, but the smart money says expect it during first week of October.
But if you're a Londoner, don't try to be first in line: überfanboi Rob Shoesmith already has you beat. ®
I DON'T CARE!
I DON'T CARE SO MUCH ABOUT THE IPHONE 5 THAT I MUST TELL EVERYONE HOW LITTLE I DON'T CARE! I MUST SHOUT IT SO LOUD THAT EVEN APPLE WILL HEAR ME ROAR ABOUT THE FACT THAT I DON'T CARE! DID I SAY I DON'T CARE? DID YOU HEAR ME AT THE BACK? I DON'T CARE ABOUT THIS!
Re: Meh, anyone still care
Why, you do.
Sure, after the "scandals" nobody will buy iPhones. After ME and Vista nobody ever bought Microsoft products. After Sony's DRM fiasco they just closed the company because nobody cared for their products anymore. Rant on.
Lack of facts
The iPhone never sent data back to Apple, it merely stored it unencrypted on the device. You must be thinking of Android (the ultimate war driving device) and WinPhone6.x, both of which did.
You need to turn your hatred of Apple down a notch and try and keep to the facts.
As for the aerial issues. I know 10 people with iPhone 4s, none of whom report this issue. % of them have managed to break the glass face of them though! A bigger problem IMHO
Aren't they getting old?
Clearly many people like iPhones and MacBook Airs. Give us a break! Damn it I love UNIX, Linux and good technology in general, and I have an iPhone 4. I run Linux on some computers at home, Mac OS X on others and love the fact that I can open bash on both and type most of the same commands. They are not toys, they are not for stupid people, they are just devices that work, and work pretty well if you ask me.
I have absolutely nothing agains Android. Nothing. Zero. I had a Nexus One and used it for a few months until I unfortunately lost it on a drinking binge, but I _personally_ (that means me, not everybody else) prefer the iPhone user interface. I program in low-level embedded C and assembly during the day and still use an iPhone because when I use a phone I do not want to open a shell and start churning out code, for that I have computers at home.
I can't believe all the Apple bashing after all they've contributed to open source (WebKit, LLVM) and after the fact that they have taken a UNIX based operating system and made popular to the masses. Would you rather have Microsoft and their crufty, 20-year old APIs rule the mobile world too?
We cannot have it all, what we have is not so bad after all.
Excellent argument, fair and levelheaded -- but I am afraid that Apple-bashing is the cool, new hip religion for some, who will continue saying that "people are stupid because I say so".