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Culprit in iPhone Shortage: It Scratches Too Easily

Quality control crackdown slows production at Foxconn

(Newser) - IPhone 5's shortages are due to a quality control crackdown aimed at reducing the number of handsets shipped with scratches, an insider tells Bloomberg . The special aluminum used to make the shell of the phone is lighter and thinner, but also softer and easier to scratch—though officially Apple... More »

Protests Head for Apple Stores Today

6 stores will be hit in protest of suppliers' treatment of workers

(Newser) - Consumers are planning to flock to one of a half-dozen Apple stores around the globe today—and not to wait in line for the latest gadget. Protests are set to hit "marquee locations" in Washington, DC; New York City, San Francisco, London, Sydney, and Bangalore. The gripe? The way... More »

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