Foxconn is about to hit a new world record – that is, doubling the size of its iPhone plant so that it ends up being the biggest in the world. Yes, the very same China-based Foxconn that saw several cases of suicides happening in the past, and they have more or less put that dark chapter of the company behind them. Basically, the Zhengzhou plant that will cost a cool $1.1 billion to build, is tipped to end up as the largest smartphone-producing facility in the world. At this moment in time, the Foxconn Science Park in Zhengzhou is said to roll out more than 200,000 iPhones faily, and with the financial injection of $1.1 billion, it is set to accommodate another million employees from mainland China, while increasing the number of production lines to 95.
Foxconn is certainly doing their best to ride the iDevice wave, what with rumors of a next generation iPad 3 being manufactured in their factories going around lately as well. I do wonder what happens in the future should Foxconn and Apple have a fallout…
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