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Topic: Foxconn

Foxconn angers Brazilian officials with slow manufacturing ramp-up

04/13/2015, 10:04 am

Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn, one of Apple's closest partners, is under fire in Brazil as officials in the South American nation are displeased with the company's slow rate of progress on what was initially sold as a major investment to modernize the Brazilian manufacturing industry.

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Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn seeks to change villainous public perception

04/06/2015, 10:04 am

Long thought of as a soulless megacorp that treats workers as disposable cogs in its constantly-grinding machinery, Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn -- one of Apple's closest partners -- granted a rare look inside its Shenzhen factory gates as it attempts to alter that perception.

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Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program encounters weak public reception

04/01/2015, 10:04 am

Apple's just-launched Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program is already meeting with a tepid response in the country, particularly in light of the prices of new devices and higher trade-in values at third-party recycling companies.

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Apple announces Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program

04/01/2015, 04:04 am

Apple iPhone and iPad owners living in Greater China are now able visit one of the country's 18 Apple Store locations to trade in their old hardware for store credit, which can subsequently be applied to a new device purchase.

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New $1.4B Japan Display plant slated to open in 2016, likely dedicated to Apple

03/06/2015, 10:03 am

Component manufacturer Japan Display on Friday officially unveiled plans for a new $1.4 billion display plant in central Japan, with Apple reportedly investing in the facility to secure supplies of advanced LCD panels for its products.

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Apple suppliers TSMC, Foxconn announce record December revenues as iPhone sales soar

01/12/2015, 10:01 am

The iPhone's strong holiday sales helped two of Apple's biggest supply chain partners --Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Hon Hai Precision Industry --post record monthly revenues in December, according to the companies' regulatory filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

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Foxconn investing $2.6B into new display factory that will exclusively supply Apple

11/20/2014, 08:11 am

Foxconn's Innolux will build a new $2.6 billion sixth-generation plant in Southern Taiwan to supply displays exclusively to Apple, after the iPhone maker made an "urgent" request, it was announced on Thursday.

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Rumor: Foxconn to build 4.7" & 5.5" 'iPhone 6,' Wistron to assemble Apple's legacy 4" model

05/27/2014, 09:05 am

Apple is rumored to be finalizing its supply chain plans for this year's anticipated iPhone update, with longtime partner Foxconn unsurprisingly expected to receive the bulk of orders for the new, larger "iPhone 6."

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Apple supplier Foxconn forced to shut Vietnam factory due to protests

05/16/2014, 08:05 am

Apple's chief manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has been forced to shut down its operations in Vietnam for three days due to anti-China protests over oil drilling.

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Google's collaboration with Foxconn sheds light on robotics ambitions

02/11/2014, 05:02 am

According to a report on Tuesday, Google's Andy Rubin and Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou have been discussing cutting edge robotics technology, including an operating system built to run manufacturing machines.

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Foxconn completes assembly testing for sapphire-covered iPhone - report

01/24/2014, 11:01 am

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is said to have successfully assembled at least 100 prototype next-generation iPhone units with sapphire-covered displays, according to a new report.

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Foxconn executives jailed on suspicion of taking kickbacks from iPhone parts suppliers

01/22/2014, 01:01 pm

Taiwanese police have reportedly arrested at least a dozen current and former senior managers at Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn on charges that the group accepted bribes from upstream iPhone component suppliers.

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Foxconn building 500K iPhone 5s units for Apple per day with nonstop production lines

11/27/2013, 08:11 am

In a bid to increase supply of Apple's flagship iPhone 5s, Foxconn --the company's largest manufacturing partner --has dedicated 100 assembly lines to the handset and is now operating 24-hours-per-day, according to Foxconn executives.

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Apple partner Foxconn to invest $40M in robots & research in Pennsylvania

11/22/2013, 08:11 am

Foxconn plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania as part of a $40 million investment by the Taiwan-based electronics maker, which is responsible for building the bulk of Apple's products.

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Apple allegedly shaking up supply chain as manufacturers no longer obtain components

11/20/2013, 12:11 pm

Apple's relationship with original equipment manufacturers has changed in a significant way, as manufacturing partners are no longer responsible for component procurement and production, according to a new report.

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Rumor: Major Foxconn factory to cease iPhone 5c production, focus on Apple's iPhone 5s

11/18/2013, 08:11 am

Foxconn's major factory in the city of Zhengzhou in northern China will allegedly cease production of Apple's plastic-backed iPhone 5c, according to a new report, in order to focus on producing the more popular flagship iPhone 5s.

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Apple adding suppliers to boost iPhone 5c, iPad mini output for 2014

11/06/2013, 08:11 am

Facing growing demand and limited production capacity, Apple is reportedly set to certify two new Asian assembly partners to boost iPhone 5c and iPad mini supply, with at least one partner said to be ramping up production by the end of the year, according to a new report.

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Strong sales of Apple's iPhone boost Foxconn profits by 41%

08/13/2013, 01:08 pm

Net profits at Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn were up by 41 percent in the company's second quarter, boosted by stronger than expected sales of the existing iPhone lineup.

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Foxconn reportedly set to hire 90K workers for iPhone 5S production ramp

07/29/2013, 11:07 pm

According to a report from the Far East on Monday, Apple partner manufacturer Foxconn is in the midst of hiring 90,000 workers in preparation of expectedly large orders of the next-generation iPhone.

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Apple partner Foxconn continues to diversify, now bidding for Taiwan 4G spectrum

07/02/2013, 10:07 am

Foxconn is continuing to diversify its offerings beyond the iPhone and other Apple products, as the company has now submitted an application for a 4G high-speed mobile spectrum license.

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