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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.