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Topic: Foxconn

Riot reported at Apple partner Foxconn's Chengdu factory

06/07/2012, 12:06 am

A riot involving "hundreds" of workers broke out at Foxconn's Chengdu factory in southwest China as disgruntled employees clashed with security guards reportedly over "past grievances" involving working conditions.

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Establishing US assembly lines would be 'highly difficult' for Apple

06/01/2012, 11:06 am

Though Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said this week he'd like his company's products to be made in the U.S., a new report suggests the roadblocks might be too great for Apple to overcome, at least in the short term.

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Apple reportedly manufacturing test batch of first smart TVs

05/28/2012, 11:05 am

Apple this month is reported to have begun production of the first prototypes of its much-anticipated connected television sets at one of its overseas manufacturing facilities ahead of a general production ramp expected to begin late in the 2012 calendar year.

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Video offers rare glimpse inside Foxconn iPhone factory

05/25/2012, 08:05 pm

A video released on Friday gives outsiders a look at what goes on inside a Foxconn factory responsible for the manufacture of a large portion of Apple's iPhone stock including the newest iPhone 4S.

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Foxconn's investment in Sharp yields new iPhone display plant

05/24/2012, 10:05 am

Foxconn plans to use its newfound partnership with Sharp to build a new plant in China that will produce screens for Apple's iPhone.

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Foxconn to invest $210M in new Apple production line - report

05/21/2012, 07:05 am

Apple's manufacturing partner Foxconn reportedly plans to invest $210 million in a new production line in China's east Jiangsu province.

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Foxconn denies CEO spoke about Apple television

05/14/2012, 02:05 pm

Foxconn has issued a public statement to deny that its chief executive made comments about preparing for a rumored Apple television.

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Foxconn chief says company is preparing for Apple television - report

05/11/2012, 08:05 am

Foxconn is preparing to manufacture Apple's anticipated television set, the manufacturing company's chairman reportedly said in a speech.

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Foxconn and Apple will share costs to improve Chinese factories

05/10/2012, 09:05 am

Apple and Foxconn will share the costs associated with improving labor conditions at factories in China where devices like the iPhone and iPad are built.

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Apple's next iPhone coming in September, 7" iPad launching in August - report

05/09/2012, 08:05 am

Pegatron has reportedly landed orders for Apple's next-generation iPhone, rumored to launch in September, while Foxconn will allegedly manufacture a new 7-inch iPad arriving in August.

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Chinese circuit board maker boosts wages in response to Apple's concerns

05/02/2012, 03:05 pm

Apple's push to increase employee compensation and safety in its supply chain continues to have an effect in the Far East, where another key supplier has boosted pay and reduced overtime for its workers.

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Foxconn workers protest wages, threaten to jump off factory roof [u]

04/27/2012, 05:04 pm

About 200 workers threatened to take their own lives on Friday at a building owned by Apple's Chinese manufacturing partner Foxconn over purported wage disputes and workplace conditions.

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Foxconn Brazil workers reportedly threaten strike over working conditions

04/26/2012, 09:04 pm

Factory workers at a Foxconn plant in Jundiaí, Brazil are complaining of overcrowded buses, poor food and a lack of water and have threatened to strike unless the issues are resolved by May 3.

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Apple supplier monitoring shows 95% overtime compliance in March

04/19/2012, 12:04 am

Apple's supplier responsibility group reports that overtime compliance among a set of 500,000 workers it collects data on reached 95 percent in March, up from 89 percent in February.

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Apple considered buying stake in Sharp to aid development of television - report

04/13/2012, 02:04 pm

As it is believed to be gearing up to launch its own television, Apple initially considered investing in Sharp's LCD business, but the company instead opted to let its manufacturing partner Foxconn fill that role, according to a new report.

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Apple's new iPad constrained by Retina display supply, 'sound labor practices'

04/11/2012, 08:04 am

Demand for Apple's new iPad remains strong, but production of the device has reportedly been limited by supply of Retina displays, as well as a new focus on employees at Foxconn that has resulted in worker hours being cut.

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Foxconn employee says Apple placing orders for next iPhone to debut in October

04/09/2012, 07:04 am

The head of human resources at one Foxconn factory claims that Apple has recently placed an order for its sixth-generation iPhone, and that the device is on schedule to launch in October of 2012.

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Briefly: iPad refunds; HonHai raising wages; Nokia Lumia estimates

04/05/2012, 03:04 am

Apple has begun emailing customers in Australia with an offer to return LTE-capable third-generation iPads by April 25 if they expected the tablet to work on local 4G networks. Also, Apple partner Foxconn's parent company Hon Hai has announced plans to raise wages at its headquarters in Taiwan, and analysts are concerned that Nokia's Lumia 900 Windows Phone launch in the U.S. will flop.

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Foxconn recruiter says next-gen iPhone arriving in June - rumor

04/02/2012, 09:04 pm

A Japanese-language TV program has recorded a Foxconn recruiter in Taiyuan, China as saying that Apple will release its next-generation iPhone in June.

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Foxconn workers question why hours are being cut after FLA review

03/30/2012, 09:03 am

Workers at Apple supplier Foxconn are reportedly worried after it has been announced that their hours will be cut following an audit of its facilities.

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