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Report: Apple rejects 5-8m iPhones from Foxconn

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Monday, April 22, 2013
News Categories: Apple, iPhone

Apple has returned at least 5 million iPhones to Foxconn due to substandard appearance or dysfunctional problems, according to a new report out of China. An anonymous source said the number of rejected iPhones could be as high as 8 million. It’s estimated the issues could cost Foxconn as much as $1.6 billion to cover the cost of replacement handsets. The report didn’t specify which iPhone model failed Apple’s quality tests. [via China Business (translated link), The Register]

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I took my brand new iPhone 5 into the Apple store because of a malfunction. I left 2 hours later with the SIXTH phone they offered me! The first 5 were all visibly damaged out of the box. Yes, I’m currently using my SEVENTH iPhone 5. A disgrace.

Posted by Graham on April 22, 2013 at 8:46 PM (PDT)

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On the day of release, my brother bought an iPhone 5 and the first one out the box had a number of scratches and marks on the anodised case.
Poor design or poor quality control. Pick one.

Posted by Anthony Hunt on April 23, 2013 at 4:46 AM (PDT)

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