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Topic: Foxconn

Apple's new iPad constrained by Retina display supply, 'sound labor practices'

04/11/2012, 08:04 am

Demand for Apple's new iPad remains strong, but production of the device has reportedly been limited by supply of Retina displays, as well as a new focus on employees at Foxconn that has resulted in worker hours being cut.


Foxconn employee says Apple placing orders for next iPhone to debut in October

04/09/2012, 07:04 am

The head of human resources at one Foxconn factory claims that Apple has recently placed an order for its sixth-generation iPhone, and that the device is on schedule to launch in October of 2012.


Briefly: iPad refunds; HonHai raising wages; Nokia Lumia estimates

04/05/2012, 03:04 am

Apple has begun emailing customers in Australia with an offer to return LTE-capable third-generation iPads by April 25 if they expected the tablet to work on local 4G networks. Also, Apple partner Foxconn's parent company Hon Hai has announced plans to raise wages at its headquarters in Taiwan, and analysts are concerned that Nokia's Lumia 900 Windows Phone launch in the U.S. will flop.


Foxconn recruiter says next-gen iPhone arriving in June - rumor

04/02/2012, 09:04 pm

A Japanese-language TV program has recorded a Foxconn recruiter in Taiyuan, China as saying that Apple will release its next-generation iPhone in June.


Foxconn workers question why hours are being cut after FLA review

03/30/2012, 09:03 am

Workers at Apple supplier Foxconn are reportedly worried after it has been announced that their hours will be cut following an audit of its facilities.


Foxconn promises to fix a multitude of violations found by FLA audit

03/29/2012, 04:03 pm

A Fair Labor Association audit of working conditions at Apple supplier Foxconn's plants has revealed a number of violations, but the Chinese company has reportedly vowed to rectify the situation.


Apple CEO Tim Cook visited new Foxconn iPhone plant during China trip

03/29/2012, 12:03 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited an iPhone production line at a Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou, China, the company confirmed on Wednesday.


Foxconn-Sharp deal expected to target orders for Apple television

03/28/2012, 08:03 am

The newly announced partnership between Foxconn and Sharp has been seen as an opportunity for both companies to produce IGZO panels for Apple's anticipated television set.


Foxconn buys 10% share of Sharp to help boost LCD business

03/27/2012, 01:03 pm

Sharp is looking to shake up its money-losing LCD business by selling a 10 percent stake to Foxconn, Apple's overseas manufacturing partner.


Foxconn won't sue Mike Daisey or 'This American Life' for bogus claims

03/19/2012, 04:03 pm

Apple's manufacturing partner Foxconn has said it does not plan to take legal action against the radio program "This American Life" or performer Mike Daisey for falsified claims about working conditions at its Chinese factories.


Artist changes Apple, Foxconn monologue after admitting falsehoods [u]

03/18/2012, 07:03 am

After admitting on the "This American Life" radio program that he had fabricated some of his experiences for dramatic purposes, artist Mike Daisey has changed his monologue about Apple and its manufacturing partner Foxconn to remove anything he can't "stand behind."


Fabricated claims about Apple's manufacturing prompt retraction from 'This American Life' [u]

03/16/2012, 02:03 pm

The radio program "This American Life" has retracted an Apple-centric episode it aired earlier this year about the working conditions at Foxconn, after it was revealed a critic lied about what he saw when visiting the Chinese facilities.


Labor protestors plan demonstrations for iPad launch

03/15/2012, 06:03 pm

Protestors looking to steal a bit of Apple's iPad launch day thunder are preparing to hold demonstrations at various Apple Store locations on Friday in hopes of spreading awareness about the labor conditions in the Chinese factories making the device.


Foxconn adds X-ray inspections to reduce defects in Apple products

03/05/2012, 04:03 pm

Apple supplier Foxconn has begun adding automated X-ray machines to its assembly lines, allowing it to inspect and cut down on defects with devices like the iPhone and iPad.


Apple begins selling iPhone 4 units built in Brazil

02/24/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple has begun selling 8-gigabyte iPhone 4 models manufactured in Brazil to customers in that country, though prices on the units remain unchanged.


Briefly: Apple corrects 'Nightline'; Kodak ITC suit; Samsung Galaxy S II hits 20M

02/23/2012, 01:02 am

After ABC Nightline's special episode on Apple's supply chain ran on Tuesday, the iPad maker has issued a correction on one claim by the show, while the U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate a recent lawsuit brought by ailing Eastman Kodak against Apple and HTC. Finally, Samsung announced on Thursday that it has sold 20 million Galaxy S II units since the smartphone launched last April.


Former factory workers urge public to sign Apple labor petition

02/22/2012, 06:02 pm

Apple's trouble with factory assets in China has quickly become a conflagration, and two former Wintek employees stoked the flames on Wednesday when they offered their support of an online petition that will be delivered to Apple Stores across the nation.


Factory workers claim Foxconn hid underage employees before FLA inspection

02/22/2012, 03:02 am

Workers at Apple partner Foxconn have alleged that their employer transferred underage employees to other departments or did not schedule them to work overtime in order to avoid discovery during recent inspections by the Fair Labor Association, according to one non-governmental organization.


'Nightline' report on Apple production line shows iPhone is basically handmade

02/22/2012, 01:02 am

ABC's Nightline special episode on Apple's production line offered an inside look at the company's supply chain but revealed few surprises, though it did show that the iPhone, with 141 separate steps that go into its production, is practically a handmade device.


Apple to allow independent environmental audits of its supply chain

02/21/2012, 10:02 am

Apple has signaled that it plans to allow independent environmental audits of factories run by its component suppliers in China, where environmental groups claim toxic chemicals are being used.