Even though Apple is currently taking a pounding on Wall Street, and everyone seems to be commenting that the company isn’t doing so well and that the last few announcements have been underwhelming, the iPhone 5 is still selling gangbusters. While people are kvetching about Maps, and how the iPad 4th generation isn’t exciting, Foxconn is still having trouble keeping up with demand for the iPhone 5.
Keep in mind that pre-orders began on September 14, that’s almost two months ago. According to the Reuters report, Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou said ”it’s not easy to make the iPhones. We are falling short of meeting the huge demand.” That’s right, people are still buying the iPhone 5 as fast as they can make them.
Even though pundits are decrying that the Apple is struggling, that the new leadership isn’t effective, and that it has “passed its peak”, Apple’s primary device is still selling so well that the factory can’t make them fast enough. Sounds like they’re doing ok to me.