Foxconn makes 800 000 iPhones per week

Posted on Sunday, Aug 10 2008 @ 01:44 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Washington Post report Foxconn churns out 800,000 iPhone units a week. That's more than current full capacity and the source suggest this may lead to quality control issues.
Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics giant that produces the iPhone 3G for Apple, has ramped up production to 800,000 units per week, says a source close to Apple with direct knowledge of the numbers. This is "above current full capacity" and there may be some concerns with quality control.

Apple sold just 6 million of its first generation iPhones.

Foxconn factories will be able to ramp production up significantly over time, says our source. But at current sell rates, the company is producing iPhones at a run rate of over 40 million units per year, well beyond early estimates of demand for the product of 25 million over the 3G product lifecycle.

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