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Topic: Foxconn

Foxconn profits ride high on iPhone X, dispelling worries about Apple's sales

03/30/2018, 11:03 am

Apple assembly partner Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- has posted net income of $2.5 billion for the December quarter, reportedly linked to strong orders and consequent sales of the iPhone X.

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Apple supplier Foxconn buys Belkin, Linksys, Wemo for $866M

03/26/2018, 09:03 pm

A subsidiary of longtime Apple supply partner Foxconn on Monday announced the acquisition of popular accessory maker Belkin, which also owns Linksys, Phyn and Wemo brands, for approximately $866 million.

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Video: Apple gets ready to ship HomePod after month-long delay

01/17/2018, 04:01 pm

The HomePod was previously scheduled to hit the market before the end of last year, but Apple issued a statement in November saying it needed more time before the product is ready for customers, giving it an "early 2018" release date.

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Apple's first million HomePods now shipping from Inventec - report

01/17/2018, 09:01 am

Having missed an original December launch date, the HomePod is finally rolling off the production lines of one of two assembly partners, Inventec, a report said this week.

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Apple apparently shifting more MacBook orders to Foxconn with no plans for a major update in 2018

01/15/2018, 09:01 am

In a report from DigiTimes alleging Apple is sending more of its MacBook Pro orders to assembly partner Foxconn, it is also suggests Apple is not planning a major update to the notebook line in 2018 at all, though the claim does not completely discount potential changes to the line altogether.

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Apple Watch Series 3 shipments predicted to rise to 23-25M in 2018

12/11/2017, 11:12 am

Shipments of the Apple Watch Series 3 could rise as much as 20 percent next year to between 23 and 25 million units, according to new industry predictions.

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Foxconn puts halt to illegal overtime at iPhone X plant

11/23/2017, 12:11 am

Apple supplier Foxconn in a statement on Thursday said it has stopped high school interns from working overtime at an iPhone plant in China, a practice that violates the country's labor laws.

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Foxconn accused of using illegal student labor to build Apple's iPhone X

11/21/2017, 09:11 am

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, has been demanding illegal overtime from high school interns in its production of the iPhone X, a report charged on Tuesday.

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Foxconn profits plummet 39% following iPhone X production woes

11/14/2017, 11:11 am

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn this week posted a 39 percent year-over-year decrease in net profit, losses that industry watchers attribute to the difficult-to-assemble iPhone X, which remains in limited supply.

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Key Apple & Foxconn executives to meet amid iPhone X production woes

10/20/2017, 01:10 pm

Apple COO Jeff Williams will reportedly be meeting with Foxconn chairman Terry Gou when he visits Taiwan later this month, where he's expected to bring up the topic of production bottlenecks possibly hurting the iPhone X.

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Supply chain claims Apple's iPhone X part bottleneck woes will be resolved before Christmas

10/17/2017, 08:10 am

A new supply chain report suggests that the chokepoints on iPhone X manufacturing are loosening, and shipments from assemblers may meet demand before the holiday season concludes.

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First shipment of Apple's iPhone X limited to just 46,500 units

10/16/2017, 09:10 am

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, recently sent out its first shipment of the iPhone X -- but that batch included just 46,500 units, according to one report.

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Toshiba to sell chip unit to Western Digital for $18.3B, report says

09/11/2017, 11:09 pm

A new report claims Toshiba will sell its memory chip business to a consortium led by technology partner Western Digital, potentially ending a contentious months-long search for a buyer that included candidates Apple and its manufacturing partner Foxconn.

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Proposed deal would give Foxconn 25%, Apple 20% of Toshiba's chip division

09/07/2017, 09:09 am

Foxconn is pressing hard for a deal that would give it 25 percent of Toshiba's chip manufacturing business -- an arrangement that would end up with Apple controlling 20 percent of the equity as well.

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Rumor: Photos show Foxconn shipping pallets of 'iPhone 8' units to Apple in USA

09/06/2017, 09:09 am

A pair of photos from China claim to show pallets of "iPhone 8" units boxed up to be sent to Apple in America, ahead of next Tuesday's highly anticipated unveiling at the Steve Jobs Theater.

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Apple & Qualcomm squabble, lay out early arguments in San Diego court hearing

08/22/2017, 12:08 pm

Lawyers squared off in a San Diego federal court last Friday in an initial hearing of Apple's lawsuit against Qualcomm, with the latter standing accused of antitrust violations and breach of contract.

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Tony Fadell-backed Keyssa partners with Foxconn, Samsung on fast new wireless data tech

08/16/2017, 03:08 pm

A startup backed by iPod creator and Nest founder Tony Fadell is reportedly partnering with Samsung Electronics, Apple manufacturer Hon Hai/Foxconn, and other firms on a new short-range wireless data standard that could in some cases bypass the need for Wi-Fi or USB.

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Pair of videos purport to show 'iPhone 8' rear enclosure on Foxconn production lines

08/14/2017, 08:08 am

Two videos published on Chinese social media depict workers polishing the enclosure of what appears to be the "iPhone 8," as well as a a rack to allow air circulation around the parts without human contact, or stacking.

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Apple assembly partner Foxconn reports disappointing quarter ahead of 'iPhone 8'

08/11/2017, 09:08 am

Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- reported net income of just $589 million in the June quarter, missing analyst forecasts ahead of Apple's launch of the "iPhone 8" and "iPhone 7s" this fall.

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Foxconn exec's social media post claims high rejection rate for 'iPhone 8' OLED screens

08/07/2017, 09:08 am

A social media posting by a known Foxconn executive claims that the supply chain for the "iPhone 8" is having difficulty with producing acceptable quantities of the OLED screen for the device, and is claiming a 40 percent defect rate because of custom cuts in the substrate that Apple is demanding for the device.

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