I remember hearing not too long ago that iPhone maker Foxconn was bragging up their ability to pump out 1.5 new iPhones per second. While we knew that meant lousy surroundings for those employed there at least the demand was surely being met, right?

TUAW has a report that highlights Apple’s inability to meet the pre-order demand from the Taiwanese people. Over 200,000 people tried grabbing the new iPhone 4 through pre-order but carriers fear just 1/4 of those will be filled by the years end. That could mean for a lot of angry early adopters…

While reports like these are ultimately good for Apple in the sense that they are obviously outselling their projections, who it is definitely bad for is the workers of Foxconn. We reported last week about the questionable realities that are of those employed by the iPhone manufacturer. Surely being behind on major orders isn’t the way to get your work environment relaxed.

Should Apple slow down the release dates on some of the upcoming countries in order to give the employees of Foxconn time to catch up? Perhaps no matter how much time they have there will just be backordered iPhones for a while. Give us your labor ideas in the comments below.

  • This means one of two things. Either the workers at Foxconn are never getting a break or Apple is not planning the release of a hardware variant of the iPhone next year. If there’s a different model iPhone on the way, they’ll never get a break because once demand is met there are newer devices to be made. If there isnt a newer device then the workers at foxconn get that break and we know what apple plans are for next year; software upgrades. Which in my opinion is likely to never happen.

  • iphonejunky

    i was thinking this a while ago just due to the fact that there is still a 3 week wait in the US..

  • Justin

    there is a “new” iphone every year. but “new” to us is not really “New” to apple. Apple has to put the antenna back in the phone or they will have another problem like they did this year. I’m sure the design will remain the same except a solid steal band around the phone with no breaks. we’ll get a few minor tweaks and that’ll b it. this phone is heavily based around software any way. the only thing that could change at this point any more is the camera. Plus if it got any thinner we won’t be able to see it lol

  • There is still a 3-4 week wait for the iPhone4 in Australia with all the 4 carriers