The iPhone certainly took the smartphone world by storm since it was introduced back in 2007, and we have seen our fair share of iterations and next generation iPhones over the years. Well, moving 8 million units of smartphones is certainly no mean feat no matter how you look at it, considering how majority of the other smartphone manufacturers do not sell that many handsets, it seems even more incredible that recent reports claimed that Apple has returned exactly this number of iPhone 5 devices to the factory that manufactured it (i.e., these units never made it to the market because of quality control measures).
Of course, more than a single grain of salt is required as you take in this bit of news, because the reports of that many faulty iPhone 5 smartphones being returned does not seem to be logical at first, second, and even the third glance. The China Business Journal quoted an unnamed source within Foxconn, aka Hon Hai for those living in China, touting that Apple has already returned five million iPhones because of either damaged appearance or malfunctioning before they were deemed to be worthy of being made available to the masses. The same source also said that this figure has ballooned to 8 million now. Hon Hai naturally denied this report, and Apple did not leave any comment.