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Topic: Foxconn

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Foxconn telling iPhone assembly staff to stay home because of coronavirus

02/07/2020, 07:02 am

Key Apple supplier Foxconn has told its Shenzhen staff not to return to work after the current and extended holiday just yet, because of continuing coronavirus concerns.


Coronavirus forcing isolation of factory workers, cut in Foxconn growth estimates

02/05/2020, 07:02 am

As a result of the Coronavirus, Foxconn will quarantine returning workers for up to two weeks -- and admits that it won't quite be able to assemble as many devices -- including iPhones -- in the quarter.


iPhone production will see major impact if China factory halt continues

02/03/2020, 11:02 am

Production of the iPhone could be disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak if things get much worse, with Apple assembly partner Foxconn reportedly halting the majority of its production in China until February 10.


Foxconn says coronavirus will not impact manufacturing, Apple has alternatives ready

01/28/2020, 11:01 pm

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn on Tuesday said provisions have been made to meet production obligations in China as the region faces a deadly coronavirus outbreak, a situation the iPhone maker is closely monitoring.


China's Coronavirus will impact Apple's business - but how much is unknown

01/27/2020, 12:01 pm

As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus continues to spread across China, Apple will see some impact from the outbreak -- but to what extent various aspects of its business will be impacted remains to be seen.


Foxconn pledges 2020 production in troubled Wisconsin factory

01/22/2020, 12:01 pm

Foxconn will be getting its Wisconsin factory up and running in 2020, company chief Terry Gou has promised, insisting the Apple assembly partner will start mass production at the troubled facility at some point this year, despite its slow progress.


Foxconn says it's not withdrawing its $5B investment in India

01/07/2020, 03:01 pm

Foxconn has denied a Tuesday report claiming it was canceling investment in India valued at $5 billion, one that alleged there was an internal dispute between the iPhone assembly partner and Apple itself.


Japan Display exploring sale of smartphone factory to Apple for $820M

12/27/2019, 12:12 pm

Japan Display has reached out to both Apple and Sharp Corp in hopes of selling off its main smartphone screen factory in hopes to settle its massive debt.


Foxconn investigating $43M fraud ring involving faulty iPhone parts

12/18/2019, 11:12 am

Apple assembly partner Foxconn is reportedly investigating claims its employees have conducted fraud using iPhone components, by selling iPhones with parts that were deemed defective and were expected to be destroyed.


Foxconn used five times more temp workers than permitted for 'iPhone 11' assembly surge

09/09/2019, 05:09 am

After Foxconn violated Chinese labor laws in regards to temporary worker volume, Apple has investigated and is working to resolve the situation.