Posts Tagged ‘Foxconn’

The production of iPhones could be in for a big hit if Apple supplier Foxconn finds that it is forced to keep its Chinese factory closed for a prolonged period of time, according to a new report.

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According to a new report, Apple is taking action as news of students being made to work illegally overtime at Foxconn’s iPhone X assembly surfaces. Here are the details.

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It appears Foxconn and Sharp still have plans to create thousands of jobs in the United States by opening an LCD manufacturing plant, as per one Sharp executive.

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Apple has been in dialog with both Foxconn and Pegatron to look into the possibility of moving production of its iPhone and other devices from China to the United States.

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For the most part, Apple has the media and general public swooning over them. From iconic product releases, memorable ad campaigns, and, in many cases, secrecy, Apple is talked about a lot, and mainly positive things are said. However, a more negative cloud looming over Apple’s press parade are the allegations of terrible working conditions in China. Foxconn, the company which is tasked with manufacturing Apple products has been making plenty of headlines over the past few years due to reports of bad working conditions, and even employee suicides.

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I personally have a deep rooted inquisitive nature which makes me want to know what is going on in the world around me. I have a need and a thirst for knowledge, and because I have a passion for technology, I love to see the manufacturing process behind things. One of my favorite television shows which is aired daily in the United Kingdom via satellite TV is ‘How it’s Made’ and basically goes through the full process about how everyday products are produced which is like some kind of heaven to me.

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Another day, another iPhone 5 rumor! According to a new report published today, there are as many as 150,000 units of the iPhone 5 being produced daily at Foxconn’s factories in Taiwan.

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According to “industry sources”, Apple has placed orders for the next-generation iPhone, likely to be known as the iPhone 5, and plans to begin shipping it in September as most insider sources and analysts had predicted. The company is also diversifying its supply chain by hiring multiple companies to build the iPhone instead of just Foxconn, which was largely responsible for assembling previous iPhone models.

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Taiwan-based suppliers are said to be readying parts for next-generation iOS devices, namely the iPhone 5 and the next-generation iPad. According to this source, we should see both devices in September or October, although it’s doubtful that we’ll see an iPad 3 this year. Yet, the next iPad might sport a higher-resolution screen, according to this report.

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According to yet another report, Apple plans to double its MacBook Air production starting next month. This major increase is believed to be related to a new MacBook Air, which is rumored to come out with an upgraded Sandy Bridge processor and the new Thunderbolt I/O port. Apple has ordered parts for about 8 million […]

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At about 7 PM local time, an explosion at a Foxconn factory killed 2 people and injured 12, 3 of those seriously. The building is located in Chengdu, a high-tech region in the South of China, and is known for manufacturing iPads. The explosion was first revealed to the world thanks to an amateur video. It’s been reported that this incident might have been caused by fine powder used in the manufacturing process that somehow ignited.

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