11/22/2013, If you’re the type of consumer that worries about where their products come from and whether it is made under ethical conditions, such as no mistreatment of their workers, you might be interested to learn that manufacturer Foxconn will soon be opening up shop in the US. The company has revealed that they are looking to invest $40 million in a new factory in Pennsylvania, with $30 million going towards […]
11/18/2013, Foxconn has had a pretty bad rep when it comes to how they treat their workers, and last we heard they got into a spot of trouble when it was discovered that they had been hiring underage workers. Well it turns out that what goes around comes back around, as a new forum thread over at IGN has been opened for the Xi’an Technological University North Institute, where an alleged […]
11/18/2013, It was not too long ago when we brought you whispers of Apple reducing its iPhone 5c production over at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou factory, where it originally churned out 50,000 iPhone 5c units each day, down to a paltry 8,000 per day. Don’t you think that this is a rather sad predicament to be in if you were the iPhone 5c? I guess being the “wingman” of the iPhone 5s did […]
11/17/2013, Its not like there haven’t already been many rumors about how the iPhone 5c is not performing as well as Apple might have hoped. It has consistently been rumored by news outlets as well as market analysts that the iPhone 5c sales are weak, particularly in emerging markets, where it was expected to shine. It has also been rumored many times that as a result of weak demand, Apple has […]
11/14/2013, Foxconn has been a close manufacturing partner of Apple’s for quite a number of years now, although they have run into some rather serious issues of their own in the past – including suicides and all that. GSMInsider has reported that they have heard from a source (an unidentified one at that) from China that Foxconn is currently performing tests on a new iPad that comes with a 12.9” display. […]
11/06/2013, The latest bit of scuttlebutt from within Apple’s supply chain suggests that the company is going to tap two additional suppliers to produce iPhone 5c and iPad mini units as it looks to increase production as demand continues to rise. Citing people “familiar with the supply chain,” The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple will tap Taiwan’s Wistron to manufacture iPhone 5c later this year, whereas it will bring Taiwan’s […]
07/30/2013, Not a day goes by when we don’t hear rumors about Apple’s upcoming iPhones. Right now it is believed that September would bring not one, but two different iPhone models. Foxconn, one of the biggest manufacturers working for Apple, is reportedly looking to hire 90,000 new workers as Apple is set to ramp up mass production of its next generation iPhone. What about the other iPhone, the much rumored iPhone […]
07/29/2013, This isn’t the first time a worker abuse accusation have been leveled against an Apple supplier based in China. Foxconn has previously been in the spotlight after a string of worker suicides, allegedly because of poor living and harsh working conditions. Pegatron, another one of Apple’s suppliers in China, has been accused of worker abuse this time around. China Labor Watch, a non-profit based in New York, is behind these allegations […]
07/12/2013, Similar to how Apple is slowly trying to reduce their reliance on Samsung, Foxconn, a long-time partner of Apple, has also been looking to reduce their reliance on the Cupertino company for fear that Apple’s iPhone products will eventually stop selling as much due to market saturation. To that extent Foxconn has reportedly started looking at alternative sources of income, such as bidding for 4G spectrum, presumably to launch a […]
07/09/2013, Foxconn's latest hiring spree might see them kick off the next-gen iPhone manufacturing process.
07/03/2013, With Apple’s iPhone having reached its maturity stage, Apple’s manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has been reported to be worried especially since a bulk of their revenue comes from Apple. In a bid to reduce their reliance on Apple, Foxconn has been seeking alternative forms of income, such as through smart watches and televisions of their own. Whether those ventures prove successful or not remains to be seen, although it looks like […]
06/27/2013, Foxconn has demonstrated their smartwatch recently.
06/25/2013, So you think that your spanking new HDTV that is sitting in your living room is the bee’s knees, and the rest of the neighborhood should kow-tow to you? Well, there is a new champion in town, thanks to the folks over at Foxconn with the 70” 4k2k LCD TV which was recently paraded over at Display Taiwan 2013, which happens to be a trade show of display technologies. These […]
06/21/2013, While the Firefox OS for smartphones might be relatively new, several manufacturers such as Alcatel and ZTE have shown their support for the operating system, possibly to help them stand out amongst the sea of devices that already run on Android. Now it looks like manufacturer Foxconn wants a piece of that action too and has reportedly hired 3,000 software engineers where they are expected to be experts in HTML5 […]