01/22/2012, 03:01 am
An in-depth report on Apple's manufacturing operations details the gains in flexibility, diligence and skilled labor availability that the company gains from producing its devices overseas, while offering rare commentary from its current and former executives.
01/13/2012, 03:01 pm
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook sent out an e-mail to his company's employees on Friday, announcing the release of the latest supplier responsibility support and reiterating his commitment to fair labor practices.
01/13/2012, 12:01 pm
Apple on Friday released its annual supplier responsibility report, and revealed that there were fewer cases of underage labor at its overseas partners in 2011, with no intentional underage hirings.
01/12/2012, 05:01 pm
Apple's Chinese manufacturing partner Foxconn has settled a dispute with plant workers who threatened mass suicide over wages and working conditions at the company's Wuhan factory which produces Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming console.
01/11/2012, 06:01 am
A new report claims Apple manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron have begun assembly of the third-generation iPad and are aiming to send their first shipments by early March.
01/09/2012, 11:01 pm
Apple manufacturer Pegatron is believed to have received a "small volume" of orders for the third-generation iPad, which is rumored to launch in March, according to a new report out of the Far East.
12/26/2011, 05:12 pm
Chinese manufacturer and Apple partner Foxconn plans to expand the size of its iPhone-producing Zhengzhou plant, with the $1.1 billion construction expected to make it the largest smartphone-producing facility in the world.
12/19/2011, 04:12 am
Apple supplier and manufacturing partner Pegatron said 61 workers had been injured as a result of an explosion at a subsidiary's metal casing factory in Shanghai, China.
12/12/2011, 12:12 am
Sources within Apple's supply chain have suggested that the next generation of iPads will arrive on the market in the next 3-4 months.
11/25/2011, 02:11 am
A set of recently-leaked photos depicts an 8GB iPhone 4 produced by Foxconn in Brazil and allegedly bearing a localized model number.
11/21/2011, 03:11 am
Amazon is prepping an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire model for launch by the end of the second quarter of 2012, a new report claims.
11/18/2011, 03:11 am
Not content with entering just the tablet market, Amazon is planning to release a smartphone in the fourth quarter of next year, in a move that will challenge Apple and its bread-and-butter iPhone, says one analyst.
09/29/2011, 11:09 pm
After passing on orders for the new Kindle Fire from Amazon, Foxconn Electronics is believed to have won the contract to produce the Internet retailer's rumored 10.1-inch tablet and could begin shipping the device from factories by the end of the year, according to a new report.
09/29/2011, 06:09 pm
The $12 billion deal to produce Apple’s iPad in a new Brazil-based Foxconn factory is now in doubt as the parties involved are reportedly unable to reach consensus on several matters.
09/14/2011, 02:09 am
Facing pressure from South Korean regulators over its iPhone warranty, Apple has agreed to revise its policy in the country to begin allowing customers to trade faulty devices for brand new ones. Also, a Brazilian government official has said that Apple manufacturer Foxconn is ready to produce iPads in country and should start shipping the tablets this December.
09/12/2011, 09:09 am
Even with an improved antenna design, Apple's next-generation iPhone is expected to look largely the same as the current iPhone 4, and it will also feature the same amount of RAM: 512MB.
09/07/2011, 11:09 pm
A new report claims Foxconn Electronics has ramped up production of Apple's fifth-generation iPhone to 150,000 units per day, with shipments expected to reach 5-6 million in September.
09/04/2011, 03:09 am
A new report claims Apple manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron have begun producing the hardware for Apple's next-generation iPhone in preparation for the finalized version of iOS 5, which is rumored to arrive in time for an early October launch in the U.S. and a late October launch in Asia.
09/01/2011, 09:09 am
Apple's overseas manufacturing partner Foxconn is reportedly expected to ship an enormous 20 million iPad 2 units to Apple in this quarter, setting the company up to once again break sales records.
08/31/2011, 09:08 am
A new report from China has accused Apple of being unresponsive to concerns over pollution, as well as taking advantage of lax environmental protection rules in developing countries to manufacture its products.