01/13/2017, 08:01 am
Three of Apple's key suppliers -- Foxconn and its subsidiary Sharp, as well as chipmaker TSMC -- have all expressed interest in taking advantage of business-friendly incentives proposed by incoming U.S. President Donald Trump, though no commitments have been made.
01/10/2017, 01:01 pm
Foxconn, Apple's main assembly partner, on Tuesday declared its first-ever annual sales decline since going public in 1991, something reportedly linked to weak demand from Apple prior to the arrival of the iPhone 7.
01/09/2017, 09:01 am
Foxconn-owned Sharp is reportedly planning to invest 100 billion yen, or about $864 million U.S., into setting up an OLED production line, amidst expectations that Apple's "iPhone 8" will switch from LCD display technology to OLED.
12/30/2016, 09:12 am
Apple's main manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is planning to eliminate human workers from its Chinese factories in three phases -- something already complete at some locations, a manager with Foxconn's Automation Technology Development Committee revealed on Friday.
12/29/2016, 02:12 pm
Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory -- where about half of all Apple's iPhones are made -- exists in large part because of billions of dollars in handouts and tax breaks from the Chinese government, a report pointed out on Thursday.
12/29/2016, 10:12 am
Recent reports from the supply chain claim that frequent rumor target Wistron, the builder of the iPhone 5c and SE, has seized at least some future orders from Apple for future iPhone models -- but what it will actually be tapped for is unclear.
12/29/2016, 09:12 am
Foxconn-owned Sharp is likely to increase its investment in a Japanese lens module maker, Kantatsu, in a bid to win iPhone orders away from Taiwan's Largan Precision, a report said on Thursday.
12/28/2016, 09:12 am
Despite some research by Foxconn with a slightly positive angle towards moving some efforts to the U.S., other Apple supply chain vendors are likely to not move, citing labor and operating costs.
12/26/2016, 12:12 pm
Apple is turning to manufacturing partner Foxconn to facilitate efforts to expand both research centers and business further into Southeast Asia, and open up facilities in China and Indonesia, according to recent reports.
12/20/2016, 12:12 pm
In recent weeks, senior officials from India's Trade Ministry have met with Apple to discuss prospects for setting up manufacturing in the country, a report said on Tuesday.
12/07/2016, 09:12 am
Apple's primary assembly partner, Foxconn, will soon invest in expanding its U.S. operations, the latter company said on Wednesday, apparently following in the steps of a similar SoftBank announcement.
12/02/2016, 10:12 am
An ex-senior manager with Foxconn, Apple's main assembly partner, was reportedly indicted in Taiwan on Friday for stealing and selling some 5,700 iPhones in China.
11/17/2016, 12:11 pm
Primary iPhone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron are said to have been evaluating the ability of the company to shift production of Apple's mobile devices to the U.S., with the verdict mixed on if the move would be cost-effective.
11/07/2016, 09:11 am
Apple is seeking financial handouts from the Indian government before setting up a manufacturing unit in the country, according to a new report.
10/05/2016, 04:10 pm
Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, has so far installed 40,000 production robots across China as it looks to minimize the number of people it employs, reports noted on Wednesday.
08/31/2016, 09:08 am
Taiwanese firm Mirle Automation has developed forming machinery for curved glass chassis that should put it in the supply chain for Apple's 2017 iPhones, a report said on Wednesday.
08/30/2016, 09:08 am
A sticker claimed to be from a returned "iPhone 7" prototype at Foxconn may reinforce rumors that Apple is raising base storage on the device to 32 gigabytes.
08/22/2016, 08:08 am
On Monday Apple's primary manufacturing partner, Foxconn, disclosed the deaths of two workers from its Apple-oriented Zhengzhou factory, though there don't appear to be any immediate links to conditions at the plant. [Updated]
08/12/2016, 09:08 am
Foxconn continues to post disappointing earnings reports in 2016, with analysts pointing to the decrease in iPhone orders as the prime culprit -- but the actual reason isn't clear, according to the company.
08/11/2016, 02:08 pm
After months of speculation and delays, the Chinese anti-monopoly agency has approved the $3.8 billion merger between Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn and display technology company Sharp.