As some of you guys are probably aware by now, Apple’s manufacturer, Foxconn, is reportedly facing an issue with production quality which is hampering the amount of iPhone 5 units that can be produced and shipped, resulting in long wait times for customers to get their phones. While it is unclear as to whether this is a result of this problem, reports have indicated that Apple is looking to expand their iPhone production beyond Foxconn Technology to one of their subsidiaries instead – Foxconn International Holdings (FIH).

FIH is a pretty big name in the smartphone manufacturing industry and they have built products for Nokia, Huawei and ZTE in the past, so assuming this report is accurate, this would be the first time they will be producing devices for Apple. FIH is expected to receive orders for the iPhone 5 soon and could begin production in the next few months. Like we said earlier, it is unclear as to why Apple decided to expand to FIH, but hopefully this means that wait time on iPhone 5 orders will be significantly reduced.

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Apple iPhone 5
Display
4"
1136x640 IPS LCD
Price (approximative)
~$295 - Amazon
Camera
8 MP
Image Stabilization
Weight
112 g
Battery
1440 mAh
Launched in
2012/09/01
System
1GB RAM
A6 + None
Storage (GB)
64
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