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Topic: manufacturing

A custom screw was the bottleneck in US Mac Pro production

01/28/2019, 08:01 am

A custom screw easily sourced in China held up the Mac Pro build process in Texas, with the tale highlighting one of the problems Apple faces if it moves iPhone and Mac assembly back to America.

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Foxconn might start manufacturing flagship iPhone models in India

12/27/2018, 08:12 am

Foxconn appears ready to double-down on existing efforts in India and add to Apple's manufacturing options, as it looks to grow iPhone production beyond just low-cost models outside of China.

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Apple's Face ID component supplier Finisar acquired for $3.2B

11/09/2018, 07:11 am

Finisar, the producer of laser scanners used to power Apple's Face ID system on its iPhones, has been acquired by optical system producer II-VI Incorporated, in a purchase said to be worth approximately $3.2 billion.

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Foxconn may transfer Chinese engineers to Wisconsin LCD plant due to difficult labor market [u]

11/06/2018, 09:11 am

Foxconn may transfer engineers from China to staff its under-construction facility in Wisconsin due to a lack of appropriate skilled labor in the area, with Apple's assembly partner keen to meet employment targets in order to retain $3 billion in state and local incentives.

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Samsung starts 7nm chip production, trailing behind A-series supplier TSMC

10/18/2018, 10:10 am

Samsung has commenced production of chips using a 7-nanometer process, a move that brings it in line with Apple's A-series chip partner TSMC, giving the iPhone supplier potential competition for future iPhone processor orders.

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Apple, Huawei both using 7nm TSMC processors, beating out Qualcomm and Samsung

10/02/2018, 09:10 am

Huawei may be the second smartphone producer to use processors made using a 7-nanometer process, following Apple's use of the A12 chip in the iPhone XS, with the designed-in-house Kirin 980 processor thought to be using the same production process as Apple.

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Apple shifts iPhone XR assembly orders from Pegatron to Foxconn

09/25/2018, 07:09 am

Apple is reportedly changing its orders for the iPhone XR with its assembly partners, with some production being shifted from Pegatron to rival Foxconn over alleged capacity and component sourcing issues.

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Future Apple Watch, iPhone could switch to power-saving LTPO display tech

08/24/2018, 02:08 pm

Apple is considering ways to improve the iPhone's battery life by changing the technology used in its displays, according to one analytics firm, with a switch to LTPO for the backplane potentially cutting down the amount of power required to update the screen.

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Apple invests $10 million in carbon-free aluminum production project

05/10/2018, 02:05 pm

Apple views aluminum from a new more environmentally friendly venture with Alcoa and Rio Tinto as part of its device production in the future.

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