Worse still, some iPhone 5s were reportedly pre-scratched – out of the box. But fear not; Foxconn is aiming to eliminate said problem, with increased quality control.
Of course, with increased quality control comes slower production, though there’s reputation to consider – at a time when the Californians have already felt compelled to apologise over Apple Maps.
A few weeks ago, Phil Schiller suggested it was typical for the iPhone 5 to pick up a few scratches under normal use. “Any aluminum product may scratch or chip with use, exposing its natural silver colour. That is normal,” said Phil.
However, that’ll hardly appease customers paying £500+ for a phone that’s scratched before it’s been powered up. All eyes on Foxconn.
Needless to say, both Apple and Foxconn refused to comment on the supposed quality control increase. RBS Capital Markets, however, has reduced iPhone 5 sales estimates from 57 to 49 million.