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Foxconn Head Slams Samsung In Slightly Racist Rant Foxconn Head Slams Samsung In Slightly Racist Rant

If you’ve got a pair of eyes and half a brain cell and have been paying attention to the tech world for the past couple of years, you know that Samsung and Apple aren’t exactly the best of buddies when …

Foxconn Investing In Sharp Again, Stoking iTV Rumors Foxconn Investing In Sharp Again, Stoking iTV Rumors

Back in March we brought you news that Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry had made a $1.6 billion investment in Sharp in an effort to save the struggling company from potentially massive quarterly losses. The deal also prompted speculation about …

Foxconn Worker Suicide Raises Questions Foxconn Worker Suicide Raises Questions

Just a week after a riot broke out at Foxconn’s Chengdu plant over unknown labor issues, a worker at the same plant has leapt to his death from the roof of a company apartment building. To complicate the situation, there …

Foxconn Factory Riot Leads To Multiple Arrests Foxconn Factory Riot Leads To Multiple Arrests

A riot at Foxconn’s Chengdu plant in Sichuan, China earlier this week led to dozens of arrests, according to Chinese news sources. The exact cause of the riot is unknown, but there appear to have been several hundred workers involved. …

Foxconn Begins Apple iTV Production Trials [RUMOR] Foxconn Begins Apple iTV Production Trials [RUMOR]

It was recently reported by China Daily that Foxconn is investing $210 million into building a new production line in Huai’an City, China. Foxconn plants, known for various questionable practices including employing underage workers, while underpaying and likewise overcharging employees …

Sneak A Peek Inside An iPhone Factory Sneak A Peek Inside An iPhone Factory

The iPhone is considered by many to be a magical device. It would almost seem like they’re made inside some kind of Willy Wonka-esque factory full of happiness and sunshine. We all know that is not the case as the …

Foxconn May Increase Wages Foxconn May Increase Wages

It was recently reported that Apple Inc. has teamed up with Foxconn, the Chinese supplier of iPhone and iPad devices, to improve the labor conditions in its manufacturing facilities. Foxconn is also investing $210 million into building a new production …

Foxconn Opening New Chinese Plant Foxconn Opening New Chinese Plant

It was recently reported that Apple Inc. has teamed up with Foxconn, the Chinese supplier of iPhone and iPad devices, to improve the labor conditions in its manufacturing facilities. And now China Daily reports that Foxconn is investing $210 million …

Apple iTV Confirmed by Foxconn CEO Apple iTV Confirmed by Foxconn CEO

It turns out the rumors are (finally) true: Apple will be selling a television set in the near future. Terry Gou, Foxconn’s chairman and president, gave an interview with China Daily in which he confirmed that the company, which manufactures …

iPhone Inadvertently Saves Kentucky Factory iPhone Inadvertently Saves Kentucky Factory

While the vast majority of Apple iPhones are assembled in controversial Foxconn plants in China, much of the glass produced for the screens is made in Harrodsburg, a town of 8,014, roughly 30 miles southwest of Lexington, Kentucky. Glass and …

Apple Improving Foxconn Plants Apple Improving Foxconn Plants

Apple Inc. has teamed up with Foxconn, the Chinese supplier of iPhone and iPad devices, to improve the labor conditions in its manufacturing facilities. Both companies are contributing funds, though its not clear if they are splitting the bill 50/50. …

Brazilian Foxconn Workers Threaten Strike Over Working Conditions Brazilian Foxconn Workers Threaten Strike Over Working Conditions

Workers in Foxconn’s factory in Jundiai, Brazil are threatening to strike over poor working conditions, according to recent reports. The workers claim that Foxconn has not made adequate adjustments to its infrastructure in light of the recent hiring of over …

Should Apple Take Responsibility For Concerns Over Its Chinese Labor Practices? Should Apple Take Responsibility For Concerns Over Its Chinese Labor Practices?
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Apple, the company that’s considered to be many consumers’ favorite gadget maker, is under fire for what’s happening at its Foxconn factories in China. Aside from numerous reports of suicide and suicide attempts, in January, The New York Times revealed specific details about the working conditions in the factories, which sparked a lot of controversy over the tech company.

Brazilian City Names a Street after Steve Jobs

In Jundlai, Brazil you can now take a stroll down Steve Jobs Avenue, or in Portuguese, Avenida Steve Jobs. The city offering tribute to the late venture capitalist is home to a Foxconn plant, which is located not far from …

Watch as Apple’s iPad is Manufactured Watch as Apple’s iPad is Manufactured

In the wake of the This American Life debacle, Foxconn, the company in Shenzhen, China that manufactures Apple products, has been on quite a PR kick to show that their working conditions are humane. This past month Apple’s new CEO …

iPhone 5 Release Date: October, Says Foxconn HR Guy iPhone 5 Release Date: October, Says Foxconn HR Guy

Another day, another rumor about the upcoming iPhone. What’s particularly interesting about this one is where it comes from, as well as the fact that a similar source said something completely different just last week. Thus is the nature of …

Foxconn Promises More Wages, Less Hours Foxconn Promises More Wages, Less Hours
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Foxconn, the main manufacturer of electronics for Apple, has promised to reduce working hours and increase wages across its factories in China, the New York Times is reporting. The changes come after inspections from the Fair Labor Association discovered poor …

Apple CEO Visits Foxconn In China Apple CEO Visits Foxconn In China

Bloomberg reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Foxconn’s newly built manufacturing facility at Zhengzhou Technology Park yesterday in China. Apparently he was there to view the new iPhone production line at the plant. His trip also included a meeting …

This American Life Source Lied About Apple, Foxconn Details This American Life Source Lied About Apple, Foxconn Details
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Popular public radio show This American Life is retracting an episode it aired back in January which condemned major electronics companies Apple and Foxconn. The retraction follows a revelation that the episode’s chief source, Mike Daisey, invented and embellished facts …

Texas Instruments Among “World’s Most Ethical Companies” Texas Instruments Among “World’s Most Ethical Companies”

Apple’s new New iPad has been set loose upon the world today, giving consumers to think about something other than Apple’s dubious labor practices. Meanwhile, in the world of companies that have a high standard for the quality of life …

Foxconn FLA Audit: Inside Apple Production Foxconn FLA Audit: Inside Apple Production

It costs Apple $250,000 to join the Fair Labor Association (FLA). ABC News’ Bill Weir was in China for the first ever FLA audit of Apple’s production floor inside Foxconn and it wasn’t surprising what he found. But, before I …