Apple had trouble meeting the insane demand for the iPhone 5S in the first month, with average date times between two to three weeks and gold units out of the store almost a few hours after the launch of the device.
Foxconn has upped the ante on the supply end for Apple in the past few weeks and is now churning out around 500,000 units per day. This is a huge push by the Chinese manufacturer, currently employing around one million workers and running 100 production lines every day.
The supplier also detailed the depth they go into to manufacturer each unit, saying around 600 workers handle each individual iPhone. Foxconn hasn’t had the best relationship with Apple in the past few years, with Cupertino trying to branch out into other manufacturing companies.
Foxconn did not say how many iPhone 5C units they were currently making, although most analysts say Apple is making less than half the units they are currently making for the iPhone 5S, as demand in most countries wavers.
This once again shows Apple’s power stamp in the mobile world, even with news Android is climbing to over 80% of the market. It seems like the iPhone 5S will become Apple’s best iPhone yet, after already grabbing around 20 million sales alone in the first month, with big sales in China and Japan.
There is good reason for the iPhone 5S to be doing so well, it brings the new TouchID fingerprint sensor, iOS7, A7 processor and upgraded camera to the mix in three new colors: space grey, silver and gold. Gold has been extremely popular but Apple has failed to keep up with demand, offering out space grey to the majority.
The iPhone 5S is not the only device attracting a lot of attention for Apple, according to recent reports there may be four million iPad Mini with Retina Display units shipped in the coming month, preparing for the big Christmas shop.