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Topic: Foxconn

March 2020: Apple Stores close, but MacBook Air & iPad Pro launch anyway

04/04/2020, 10:04 am

Maybe 2019 was practice for Apple, as it is now used to releasing new products via a press release. That's what it had to do in March 2020 as the whole world self-isolated, and Apple Stores closed their doors.

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5G 'iPhone 12' on track for fall launch, says Foxconn

04/01/2020, 09:04 am

Foxconn has told investors that the upcoming "iPhone 12" will be ready for its rumored fall release date in a private call it held with Goldman Sachs.

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'iPhone 12' at less risk of late release than future products because of coronavirus

03/30/2020, 07:03 am

A new report into Foxconn's financial situation suggests that it isn't the "iPhone 12" at risk for a later than expected release, but Apple products currently in development for future years will be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak the most.

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India's coronavirus lockdown to affect Apple's iPhone XR production

03/24/2020, 12:03 pm

Apple's major supplier Foxconn makes the iPhone XR in Chennai, which is an area that is now subject to India's COVID-19 lockdown.

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Foxconn claims it has secured enough workers for seasonal demand

03/23/2020, 01:03 pm

Foxconn has assured investors that it has managed to recruit enough workers at all major Chinese factories before production of the "iPhone 12" is set to begin.

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Foxconn's return to normal production 'exceeded expectations,' founder says

03/12/2020, 10:03 am

Foxconn's return to full production has "exceeded expectations" after extended coronavirus disruptions, founder Terry Gou said on Thursday.

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Foxconn endures biggest revenue drop in 7 years because of coronavirus

03/05/2020, 09:03 am

The coronavirus outbreak has made an impact on Foxconn's finances with the iPhone assembly partner enduring its biggest year-on-year drop in revenue for a month in a seven-year period due to the virus affecting its production pipeline.

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Foxconn plans to resume normal production by end of March

03/03/2020, 05:03 am

Apple supplier Foxconn says that it will return to regular operation by the end of the month after the closures caused by the coronavirus, and also that over half of its usual seasonal workers have already returned to work.

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Coronavirus troubles underscore Apple's reliance on China

03/02/2020, 05:03 pm

The COVID-19 outbreak has made it clear just how dependent Apple is on its supply chain in China, despite efforts to diversify where its products are made.

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Foxconn incentivizes employees to return to assembly plants in China

02/25/2020, 08:02 am

In an effort to combat low employee turnout, Foxconn has begun providing incentives for workers to return to assembly plants in Shenzhen and Chengzhou, China.

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Apple Stores, Foxconn 'cautiously' trying to return to normal in China

02/20/2020, 06:02 am

At the same time that Apple takes tentative steps to reopen all of its retail stores in China, the company's main iPhone assembler Foxconn has announced that it will be "cautiously" resuming production in its main iPhone manufacturing plants.

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iPhone supply delays could extend into April as suppliers battle coronavirus

02/18/2020, 01:02 pm

Apple's coronavirus-related supply chain issues will be a problem for the company long into April, a report claims, as despite efforts from assembly partners, supplies of the iPhone may be constrained for some time to come.

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Foxconn refutes report on China factory restart timeline

02/12/2020, 10:02 pm

Foxconn on Wednesday invalidated a report that claimed the company plans to reopen a significant portion of its Chinese production force in February, though the firm failed to set the record straight with an official timeline.

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How Apple is being affected by the coronavirus so far

02/12/2020, 08:02 am

The coronavirus continues to spread through China, leaving many businesses and factories closed throughout affected areas. Here's how Apple and Foxconn have been impacted so far.

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Foxconn looks to restart half of China production facilities by end of February

02/11/2020, 11:02 pm

Apple partner Foxconn is reportedly working to return its China-based production capabilities to half strength by the end of February, a move that would bring vital supply lines back to life after being shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Foxconn iPhone plant at Zhenghzou reopens with 10% of workforce

02/10/2020, 07:02 am

Apple supplier Foxconn is said to have reopened Zhenghzou, its most critical iPhone production plant, but only a tenth of the workforce has returned.

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Coronavirus may halve China's first-quarter smartphone sales

02/10/2020, 05:02 am

Research into both the manufacturing and retail impact of the outbreak claim that closed stores and delayed launches will reduce smartphone sales in China by as much as 50% for the first quarter.

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Foxconn moving iPhone production to combat coronavirus production loss, says Ming-Chi Kuo

02/09/2020, 01:02 pm

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo sees significant uncertainty surrounding iPhone production in China because of the ongoing coronavirus, and has detailed what he is seeing so far at Apple assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron.

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Local authorities aren't blocking Foxconn's production restart

02/09/2020, 12:02 pm

The local authorities of Shenzhen have denied reports it is blocking Foxconn from reopening on February 10 over fears of spreading the coronavirus further, claiming it is still working with the Apple assembly partner on how to enable production to proceed while keeping workers safe.

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Authorities order Foxconn to keep Chinese facilities closed

02/08/2020, 10:02 am

Apple assembly partner Foxconn has been told by Chinese authorities it cannot open its production facilities in China due to the coronavirus outbreak, due to the "high risks" of infection determined following an inspection by public health experts.

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