iPhones From Foxconn Rejected By Apple Due To Quality Problems
Unspecified models of the iPhones from component manufacturer Foxconn was reportedly rejected by Apple due to quality problems that includes substandard appearance and dysfunctional hardware.
The report came from China Business Times (translated in English) which suggests that a Foxconn insider told China Business that Apple sent back up to 8 million iPhones to Foxconn because the phones didn't pass Apple's quality standards.
The same report also indicated that Foxconn shell about $200 a piece to build an iPhone and Apple rejecting the said iPhones is going to cost Foxconn an estimated $1 billion to $1.6 billion in lost revenues.
Meanwhile, Foxconn has previously complained that the iPhone was particularly difficult to assemble, though the talk has died down since last year. Foxconn also recently announced a 19 percent drop in revenue for January through March of this year, blaming it for a decline of orders in the iPhones.
It's not clear at this time if the release date of the purported iPhone 5S and iPhone 6, both of which I previously reported here on Technorati, is going to be affected by this newest report and latest development in the Apple smartphone supply chain.