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.