Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has revealed that dealing with Apple’s overwhelming iPhone demand is not an easy task. The company is still struggling to catch up with the strong sales the iPhone has been enjoying, but Gou would not confirm whether the group’s other unit, Foxconn International Holdings, has taken on some of its production.
“It’s not easy to make the iPhones. We are falling short of meeting the huge demand,” Gou told reporters after a business forum this week.
Gou has already acknowledged that the iPhone 5’s complex design makes it the most difficult product Foxconn has even assembled, while Apple’s decision to tighten quality control in its factories to prevent damaged devices from being sent out to customers has only exacerbated the supply constraints.
As things stand, the iPhone 5 delay still sits at 3-4 weeks on Apple’s online store, though it is easier to get hold of through Apple retail stores and carriers.
But it isn’t just the iPhone Foxconn has to worry about. The company also assembles Apple’s other iOS devices and its Macs, in addition to devices from Nokia, Sony, Nintendo, Dell, and many more. Foxconn International Holdings is the world’s biggest contract maker of cellphones, Yahoo! reports.