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iPhone 5 production slows down due to stricter quality control

10 October, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
iPhone 5 production slows down due to stricter quality control - read the full textApple is experiencing a slowdown in the iPhone 5 production as the company is trying to enforce a tighter control over the manufacturing process. The company is working with Foxconn to lower down the number of devices shipped with nicks and scratches. According to an anonymous source who...

 

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So they decided to make sure that you receive a non iScratched device out of the box rather than actual improvement on the build quality like better coating. Why is my brother's 2 y.o. N8 don't have such scratches despite not having it protected with a case plus mixing it with spare coins or some keys? The first 20 mins or so of the unveiling of the iP5 talked about excellent build quality was proven to be another misleading hype of a marketing department extraordinaire.

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  • 2012-10-10 16:35
  • v0qJ

> In reply to zzzzz890 @ 2012-10-10 15:58 from ib4h - click to readCould you explain why? Because I got many arguments in favor of the SGS3 other than "it looks beautiful". Benchamarks, battery life, lightness and UI simplicity/smoothness favor the iPhone.

But lack of features, hardware caps, outdated/strange resolution, unfinished mapping software, a bad/mediocre camera, hardware quality issues (chipped aluminum anyone?), the dull and small screen, boring UI (yep, way toooo simple and boring), lack of removable battery and expandable storage kill that thing for me.

Out of the horsepower, Sammy did really well with the Touchwiz in the S3. Smart stay, Direct Call, Pop up Play and S Beam (NFC fast transfers) are really welcome, useful and yet uncommon features. Battery life is quite good too and customizability ends whereever you want it to.

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  • 2012-10-10 16:33
  • N9xA

the peeps that dont have taste for quality will never like the iphone and the people that post these sorry pathethic comments are android users just get over it already please

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  • 2012-10-10 16:28
  • 9DMa

> In reply to zzzzz890 @ 2012-10-10 15:58 from ib4h - click to readAre you serious? Every feature on the Iphone has been on Android phones for quite some time now. It is not advanced at all. Super scratch-ability doesn't count either lol

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  • 2012-10-10 16:21
  • kQmA

So now after selling so many units they have finally accepted that their quality testing was bad.

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  • 2012-10-10 16:21
  • S35r

Special aluminum? Just admit it apple you used soda cans lol well at least your recycling hahaha

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  • 2012-10-10 16:18
  • kQmA
  • BigAndBendyBenderBoy
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> In reply to Jabba @ 2012-10-10 15:26 from fjH2 - click to readI heard that you like men telling you that you're holding it wrong...

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  • 2012-10-10 16:05
  • 3AxW

> In reply to zzzzz890 @ 2012-10-10 15:58 from ib4h - click to readYes the iphone "was" 5 years with advance technology. Now its 1 year backward with nothing new to offer.

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  • 2012-10-10 16:04
  • i5BK

"plastic is bad for heath dude! how many plastic toy refuse and/or ban in the market for example?!"


Mate, have a word with yourself!! Have you been smoking plastic or something?!!!

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  • 2012-10-10 16:02
  • 3AxW

i cant believe apple such a top company use foxconn. im sure there are better quality manufacturers out there why not use samsung or lg. at least you would get high quality product. and one that works well.

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  • 2012-10-10 16:01
  • mqMt

> In reply to Primark @ 2012-10-10 15:36 from K7ai - click to readiPhone 5 is the most advance smartphone with cutting edge technologies built inside both hardware and software.

No need to compare because iPhone 5 is always 5 years ahead of SGS3 in all areas.

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  • 2012-10-10 15:58
  • ib4h

> In reply to zzzzz890 @ 2012-10-10 15:22 from ib4h - click to readSo does it mean that if you get a purple haze while taking pictures it's meant to be normal as well as the dents, scratches, problems with the maps? Apple is really a breaker of promises. Wasn't it Tim's job to overlook the whole job of ensuring that Foxconn delivers their products without faults but decided that due to time constraints he decided to go ahead with the launch. Also he ignored the warning from Foxconn that 10% of the phones had faults. So "like a man" the truth is Apple doesn't look like they are going to progress any further as they are not inventing anything new. More apologies from Tim to come soon and enjoy your Apple product.

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  • 2012-10-10 15:57
  • i5BK

Does that mean they will start paying Foxconn employees more than $1 a day?

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  • 2012-10-10 15:55
  • RYcK

Samsung galaxy sIII vs IPhone 5 never seems to end...
each claiming to be better than the other
but then again all you here between them is trash talk
why not post a list of can and cannot do between the two phones and see who the better all rounder is instead of bashing each other like crazy...

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  • 2012-10-10 15:36
  • K7ai

oh my God,here in Africa all my friendz are all using the iphone 5,but u know what,the also have the samsung galaxy s3.which i my self also have.too bad am not that rich to get an i phone 5.my friendz use there iph5 when going to school and the galaxy s3 when at home.i dnt know why,?

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  • 2012-10-10 15:30
  • fsVb

what is the use of benchmarks? can u use it in maps or no lte data on wcdma is that right?

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  • 2012-10-10 15:26
  • ALLd

> In reply to zzzzz890 @ 2012-10-10 15:22 from ib4h - click to readYeah, I especially like it when they tell you that you're holding it wrong, LIKE A MAN!

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  • 2012-10-10 15:26
  • fjH2

> In reply to iSJ5 @ 2012-10-10 15:09 from t7Xh - click to readI totally agreed with you.

Apple talks like a man!

Apple never lied nor confused users with the published spec. unlike its competitors always put down an impressive paper spec but failed to deliver its promised performance.

Apple talks like a man!

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  • 2012-10-10 15:22
  • ib4h

Apple has taken a proactive approach to improve the manufacturing quality at FOXXCON. This is a great thing!

FOXXCON sucks and they need to be monitored closely by Apple to make sure they do every thing damn right.

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  • 2012-10-10 15:16
  • ib4h

> In reply to iSJ5 @ 2012-10-10 15:09 from t7Xh - click to readAgree that the iPhone/iPad pull off more performance than their specs would suggest. But why does this mean Android manufacturers are 'lying' about their specs? The devices do actually have them!

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  • 2012-10-10 15:16
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