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Topic: Foxconn

Apple will invest $100M to produce one line of Macs in the US in 2013

12/06/2012, 07:12 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has revealed that he plans to bring production of one entire line of Macs to the U.S. next year.


Rumor: iPhone assembler Foxconn plans to build manufacturing plants in US

11/08/2012, 10:11 am

Foxconn, Apple's Taiwan-based manufacturing partner, is said to be planning to establish manufacturing plants in America, and is evaluating sites in Los Angeles, Calif., and Detroit, Mich.


iPhone 5 capacity improving, Apple forecast to sell 46.5M phones in Dec. quarter

11/08/2012, 09:11 am

Despite recent comments from Foxconn admitting difficulty in manufacturing the iPhone 5, there are reportedly signs that Apple's capacity is "much improved."


Apple may have invested $2 billion to aid struggling display maker Sharp

11/07/2012, 08:11 am

Apple's annual capital expenditures report came in $2.3 billion higher than anticipated, which has led one analyst to believe Apple could have put a significant amount of money into key but struggling supplier Sharp.


Foxconn chairman says company is falling short of demand for Apple's iPhone 5

11/07/2012, 08:11 am

Crushing demand for the iPhone 5 has proven to be too much for Apple's manufacturing partner, Foxconn, to handle, as it continues to struggle to produce the device.


Apple expected to partially absorb higher quality control costs for iPhone 5

10/22/2012, 09:10 am

Difficulties in manufacturing the iPhone 5 are expected to affect Apple's gross margins for the near term, as the company is predicted to absorb some of the quality control costs associated with producing its latest handset.


Foxconn says iPhone 5 is 'the most difficult device' it's ever assembled

10/17/2012, 08:10 am

An official with Foxconn has explained that Apple's new iPhone 5 is the most difficult device the company has ever had to assemble, leading to constraints in production.


Foxconn admits to hiring interns as young as 14 years old

10/16/2012, 08:10 am

Foxconn on Tuesday revealed an internal investigation found the company illegally hired some underage workers as young as 14 years old, and said that immediate measures have been taken to resolve the issue.


Apple rumored to be expanding iPhone production to Foxconn subsidiary

10/11/2012, 11:10 pm

Foxconn International Holdings, a subsidiary of Foxconn Technology and the largest cellphone manufacturer in the world, will reportedly take orders to build certain iPhone models in the company's first-ever Apple partnership.


Foxconn denies strike at iPhone 5 factory, says handset production on schedule

10/06/2012, 09:10 am

Foxconn officials on Saturday issued a statement denying a strike hit the company's Zhengzhou iPhone plant on Friday, claiming instead that the factory was the site of two small altercations days earlier which had no impact on production.


Rumor: 'iPad mini' production now underway in Brazil

10/01/2012, 03:10 pm

With an official unveiling expected this month, Apple is said to be currently building "iPad mini" units at a Foxconn factory in Brazil.


Foxconn factory returns to work after 2000-employee riot

09/25/2012, 01:09 pm

The exact cause of a riot at a Chinese Foxconn factory Sunday night remains under investigation, but employees at the Taiyuan facility returned to work on Tuesday after a one-day shutdown.


Foxconn says production will resume Tuesday following employee riot

09/24/2012, 01:09 pm

After a riot occurred in one of Foxconn's manufacturing facilities in China, the company issued a statement on Monday to say there were no employee deaths, and that production will resume on Tuesday.


Riot reported at Apple partner manufacturer Foxconn's iPhone 5 plant [ux2]

09/23/2012, 08:09 pm

Reports of a "mass disturbance" at Foxconn's Taiyuan factory surfaced early Monday local China time, with the purported 2,000-person riot having caused damage to the plant's infrastructure.


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.