Even as Apple gets ready to launch the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in less than two days, its main manufacturing contractor Foxconn is reportedly having issues keeping up with the demand for the new smartphone.
The Wall Street Journal reports, via unnamed sources, that Foxconn is the only company assembling the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus and also makes the majority of the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Both phones are being made at Foxconn's factory in Zhengzhou, China which has over 200,000 workers.
Yet even that massive amount of people may not be enough to keep supplies of the iPhone 6 from being limited. One unnamed source is quoted as saying, "We have been churning out 140,000 iPhone 6 Plus and 400,000 iPhone 6 every day, the highest daily output ever, but the volume is still not enough to meet the preorders." Apple announced earlier this week that it had received 4 million preorders for the iPhone 6 in just its first 24 hours.
One problem is that the larger screens for the iPhone 6 Plus have a much lower output, with the article claiming that just 50 to 60 percent of the screens that are made for the phone can actually be used.
Do you think supplies of the iPhone 6 models will remain limited for a while?
Source: Wall Street Journal