At this stage in the game, you might think that the rumor mill would have already somewhat settled when it comes to “deciding” what the iPhone 8 could look like or what kind of features it could have. However a recent photo posted onto Chinese website Feng (via Cult of Mac) is throwing us for a loop.
We’re pretty sure that given how long Apple and Foxconn have been working together that the latter company is very familiar with the way Apple does things, and also how much the company values their secrets. Oddly enough this hasn’t stopped Foxconn execs over the years to drop hints here and there regarding Apple’s upcoming products.
According to the reports, Foxconn has been mulling the idea of potentially expanding its operations in the US. In fact a rumor earlier this week suggested that their plans could be announced this week itself, and sure enough that’s exactly what happened as Foxconn has revealed their plans to open a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin.
Ever since Donald Trump became the President of the United States, he has made a push for companies such as Apple to bring their manufacturing operations from countries like China and India back to the US. Whether or not they will remains to be seen, but in the past we have heard reports that they could be considering it.
Earlier this year the FTC filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm over alleged antitrust violations. Following that, Apple launched a lawsuit of their own in which they alleged that Qualcomm had withheld payments to them as a form of “punishment” amongst other things. Unsurprisingly Qualcomm did not take these allegations lying down.
If a company has been found to have infringed upon another company’s patent, a lawsuit usually occurs. Sometimes it is justified especially when the infringement is pretty blatant, but sometimes the patent in question is just so vague that we guess it could go either way depending on the interpretation.
Apple used to have a reputation of being one of the more secretive tech companies around. For the most part they still are, although in recent years their announcements no longer come as a surprise a specs, details, and sometimes even photos of products are leaked ahead of their official announcement.
Manufacturing jobs are increasingly being taken over by robots as automating factories and production lines turns out to be more cost-effective for companies. Foxconn, a China-based manufacturer that has long produced iPhones for Apple, has laid out a three-phase plan in which it’s going to replace almost all of its human workers with robots. So much for moving iPhone production out of China and possibly to the United States!
If latest reports are believed, Apple is expanding its partnership with its longtime manufacturing partner Foxconn for future growth in markets like China and Indonesia. Apple is reportedly looking to work with Foxconn as it wants to open up new research centers and wants to expand its business further into Southeast Asia.
Foxconn is one of Apple’s biggest contract manufacturing partners making products like the iPhone at its factories in China. Apple doesn’t make iPhones or most of its other products in the United States and it has been often criticized for that by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump who said on the campaign trail that he’s going to make the company move production back to the United States. Foxconn has now announced […]
Foxconn is Apple’s main producer of the iPhone. The company is responsible for piecing together all of the various components and assembling them into the final product that many of us know and use everyday. So safe to say that employees at the company are pretty much surrounded by hundreds and thousands of iPhones on a daily basis.
When it comes to wireless charging for Apple products, the Apple Watch is probably the closest thing we’ve got so far, and even then that’s kind of stretching it. However given the state of the wireless charging scene, we guess it is understandable that Apple isn’t so eager to adopt the technology just yet.
One of the barriers to owning an iPhone would be its price, which safe to say puts it out of reach to many in emerging markets. However according to a report from The Economic Times (via 9to5Mac), Apple and Foxconn are said to be considering starting up manufacturing operations in India which could result in lower prices for the local market.
Apple saw its first ever sales decline for the iPhone in the previous quarter and if whispers from the industry are to be believed, it’s going to get worse for the iPhone before it gets any better. The chairman of Foxconn, Apple’s largest manufacturing partner, has said that iPhone sales are going to remain feeble until early next year even though a couple of new iPhones will be launched this […]