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iPhone 6 Leaks Show Size Comparison And (Possible) Green Color

The iPhone 6 is rumored to be released in September. Not only are people clamoring to know all the special features Apple has planned, but they want to find out what the phone will look like too. If rumors are to be believed, the iPhone 6 will have a 4.7-inch display, much larger than all the previous phones. So much …

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Foxconn Reportedly Looking To Use Google’s Robots

Google has been acquiring robotics companies with plans to implement robots in manufacturing settings (among other places), and as it turns out, the company has already been working with one well-known manufacturer to do just that. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that since last year, Foxconn, known for making Apple hardware, has been working with Google’s Andy Rubin, who …

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BlackBerry Taps Foxconn to Manufacture Future Devices

BlackBerry today unleashed a near-unfathomably bad third quarter financial report. The company reported a $4.4 billion loss and a 56% year-over-year decline in revenue. This dismal quarterly was expected after the taste investors got from BlackBerry’s nearly $1 billion second-quarter loss. John Chen, BlackBerry’s new interim CEO, has also made it clear that he will be making sweeping changes to …

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Foxconn to Expand U.S. Operations in Pennsylvania

By winning contracts for most of Apple’s mobile devices over the past five years, Chinese manufacturer Foxconn has become one of the largest companies in China. Though the company is still sitting at the forefront of smartphone, tablet, and other technology manufacturing industries, its executives are planning for a long-term future. Foxconn group president Terry Guo has announced that the …

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Foxconn Opens $25 Million Research Center

According to Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, Foxconn Electronics this week officially opened a new research and development facility in Nanning, China. Foxconn reportedly sunk $24.6 million into the facility. The report states that the center will be used for research and development, as well as testing and certification of various products. The facility is expected to have individual labs for projects …

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Foxconn Raises Age Limit For Hiring

Ever since Foxconn became Apple’s main manufacturer of the iPhone, the Chinese company has become the focus of many human rights and worker’s rights organizations around the world. Through Apple, the company has become one of the most closely watched manufacturing operations in the world. Largely due to poor past inspections of its working conditions, Foxconn has raised worker pay …

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Foxconn Could Become Mobile Provider in Taiwan

Foxconn Technology Group, the manufacturer of Apple’s iPhone and iPad products, is looking to take its business beyond manufacturing. In addition to media and software investments, the company could soon become a mobile carrier in China. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Foxconn has applied for a 4G LTE mobile spectrum license in Taiwan. If the company qualifies, it …

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Mozilla, Foxconn Team Up On Firefox OS Tablet [Report]

Foxconn is best known as the manufacturer of the iPhone, iPad and other Apple devices that begin with a lowercase “i.” The massive manufacturer may be diversifying its portfolio this year, however, with mobile devices that run Mozilla’s new Firefox OS. Reuters is reporting that Foxconn and Mozilla are planning to unveil a Firefox OS-based mobile device On June 3. …

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Apple TV May Come In Sizes Ranging From 46 To 55 Inches [Rumor]

The Apple TV is already a thing, but people are still holding out for an actual television from the hardware giant. Rumors of an Apple HDTV have been around for years, but 2012 saw a decided jump in reports and rumors. Now at the end of the year, it’s looking more and more like Apple really is making some televisions. …

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Amazon Smartphone to Launch in 2013 (Rumor)

Back in July there were hushed rumors that Amazon would enter the smartphone market with a device that would compliment its existing Kindle tablet lineup. Today it appears that those rumors have been corroborated and the “Kindle Phone” may be coming as soon as next summer. The China Economic News Service, a Taiwanese business publication issued a report stating that …

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Foxconn Is Bringing Manufacturing Plants To The US [Report]

A big sticking point during the presidential debates this year was the loss of jobs to overseas companies. Both candidates pointed fingers at China, a country that has taken on much of the world’s manufacturing. Now one of China’s most infamous companies, Foxconn, may be bringing some jobs back to the US. A report from Digitimes says that Foxconn is …

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Foxconn Confirms it Hired Underage Workers

Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturing company famous for building Apple products such as the iPhone 5, today admitted that some of the workers at its facilities were under China’s minimum working age of 16. The company told CNET in an email statement that it had performed an internal investigation and found some workers at its Yantai facility in Shandong Province were …

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