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Topic: Foxconn

Apple expected to partially absorb higher quality control costs for iPhone 5

10/22/2012, 09:10 am

Difficulties in manufacturing the iPhone 5 are expected to affect Apple's gross margins for the near term, as the company is predicted to absorb some of the quality control costs associated with producing its latest handset.

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Foxconn says iPhone 5 is 'the most difficult device' it's ever assembled

10/17/2012, 08:10 am

An official with Foxconn has explained that Apple's new iPhone 5 is the most difficult device the company has ever had to assemble, leading to constraints in production.

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Foxconn admits to hiring interns as young as 14 years old

10/16/2012, 08:10 am

Foxconn on Tuesday revealed an internal investigation found the company illegally hired some underage workers as young as 14 years old, and said that immediate measures have been taken to resolve the issue.

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Apple rumored to be expanding iPhone production to Foxconn subsidiary

10/11/2012, 11:10 pm

Foxconn International Holdings, a subsidiary of Foxconn Technology and the largest cellphone manufacturer in the world, will reportedly take orders to build certain iPhone models in the company's first-ever Apple partnership.

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Foxconn denies strike at iPhone 5 factory, says handset production on schedule

10/06/2012, 09:10 am

Foxconn officials on Saturday issued a statement denying a strike hit the company's Zhengzhou iPhone plant on Friday, claiming instead that the factory was the site of two small altercations days earlier which had no impact on production.

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Rumor: 'iPad mini' production now underway in Brazil

10/01/2012, 03:10 pm

With an official unveiling expected this month, Apple is said to be currently building "iPad mini" units at a Foxconn factory in Brazil.

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Foxconn factory returns to work after 2000-employee riot

09/25/2012, 01:09 pm

The exact cause of a riot at a Chinese Foxconn factory Sunday night remains under investigation, but employees at the Taiyuan facility returned to work on Tuesday after a one-day shutdown.

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Foxconn says production will resume Tuesday following employee riot

09/24/2012, 01:09 pm

After a riot occurred in one of Foxconn's manufacturing facilities in China, the company issued a statement on Monday to say there were no employee deaths, and that production will resume on Tuesday.

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Riot reported at Apple partner manufacturer Foxconn's iPhone 5 plant [ux2]

09/23/2012, 08:09 pm

Reports of a "mass disturbance" at Foxconn's Taiyuan factory surfaced early Monday local China time, with the purported 2,000-person riot having caused damage to the plant's infrastructure.

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Report claims Chinese students 'forced' to intern at 'iPhone 5' factory

09/06/2012, 11:09 am

A new report out of the Far East alleges that "thousands of students" are being "forced" to build Apple's next iPhone ahead of the product's launch as part of an internship at Foxconn.

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Apple believed to be subsidizing wage increases at Foxconn

09/03/2012, 12:09 pm

After gross margins rebounded at Foxconn parent company Hon Hai Precision, one analyst has said he believes Apple "stepped up" and helped to pay for wage increases at its manufacturing partner.

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Foxconn & Sharp may spend $1B on LCD plant to boost production for Apple

08/30/2012, 11:08 am

Foxconn and Sharp are considering a $1 billion investment in a Japanese LCD plant in order to build more display panels for Apple's iPhone and other devices.

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Rumor: Production hiccups may limit launch supply of Apple's new iPhone

08/23/2012, 11:08 am

A new report out of the Far East claims that shipments of Apple's next-generation iPhone are likely to be less than 15 million in the third quarter of 2012 due to some alleged complications in producing the device.

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Foxconn makes strides in workplace conditions, takes 284 remedial actions

08/21/2012, 05:08 pm

A report released on Tuesday from the Fair Labor Association says Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has corrected some 284 infractions, including steps to create a safer workplace, since the group last audited the factories in February.

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Sharp's financial struggles place Foxconn investment in doubt

08/21/2012, 02:08 pm

Shares of display maker and Apple supplier Sharp have plummeted so far that Foxconn's deal to buy a stake in the struggling Japanese company could be in peril.

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'Thousands' apply at Foxconn ahead of rumored iPhone, iPad mini build

07/17/2012, 10:07 pm

Reports from China claim that thousands of job seekers are lining up outside of Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn's Chengdu plant in hopes of landing a position at the factory as summer hiring ramps up ahead of rumored next-generation iPhone and smaller iPad launches.

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PC makers struggle as Apple locks up metal chassis supply

06/26/2012, 09:06 am

Supply of metal chassis for ultraportable PC notebooks remains constrained as Apple has reportedly locked up most of the capacity available from suppliers.

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Foxconn rumored to begin receiving Apple television LCDs in Q3 2012

06/21/2012, 08:06 am

A new rumor claims Sharp is set to begin delivering LCD TV panels to assembler Foxconn in order to begin building Apple television sets.

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Foxconn may buy more Sharp shares, fueling Apple television rumors

06/18/2012, 10:06 am

Foxconn is said to be in talks to buy more shares of display panel maker Sharp, once again prompting speculation that their alliance could play a key role in Apple's rumored television set.

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Under Tim Cook, Apple cracking down on supply chain management

06/18/2012, 08:06 am

Quality control and cost management efforts in Apple's overseas supply chain has been an even greater focus for the company under Chief Executive Tim Cook, according to a new report.

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