Apple Returns 5-8 Million iPhones to Foxconn Over Defects?
Apple has reportedly returned five to eight million defective iPhones to Foxconn, according to a China Business report relayed by The Register.
Details of just what went wrong are sketchy, as the source for this tale is an anonymous Foxconn staffer chatting to China Business. That report, after being forced through a couple of translation engines, suggests Apple sent back at least five million iPhones, and maybe as many as eight million, “due to appearance of substandard or dysfunctional problems.”
It's unclear which iPhone model exhibited the manufacturing defect; however, the site did say that the situation was further bad news for Foxconn; rather than being the reason for recently reported financial difficulties.