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Topic: Foxconn

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.