All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Foxconn’

iPhone 5 Production Leads To Strike At Foxconn

Last month, a riot broke out at Foxconn’s Tiayuan facility over the alleged beating of a worker. The riot ended with 40 injuries and several arrests. At a different factory, the workers have went on strike to protest the unfair working conditions put on them by Foxconn and Apple. According to China Labor Watch, up to four thousand workers at …

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The Next iPhone May Be Made By Robots

Human workers are awful. All they do is write scathing undercover reports on working conditions and instigate riots at the factory. What’s a company like Foxconn to do? A report from the 21st Century Business Herald says that Foxconn may be ramping up its process of replacing human workers with robots. The company reportedly had 10,000 robots last year and …

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Apple Develops iShiv for Rioting Foxconn Workers

As you may have heard, a large riot rocked Foxconn’s Taiyuan plant in Northern China earlier this week. According to reports, the riot involved 2,000 people and took place near the worker’s dormitories. When it was all said and done, the riot resulted in a few dozen injuries and multiple arrests. According to social media posts, the riots began, in …

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Foxconn Riot Ends With Injuries and Arrests

Workers at Foxconn’s Tiayuan plant in Northern China rioted Sunday evening, injuring 40 people and resulting in several arrests. The riot was made up of about 2,000 people and took place outside of the workers’ dormitories. The cause of the riot is not certain, though The Next Web reports that Baidu posts claim the violence started when security guards began …

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Chinese Journalist Goes Undercover To Find Out How The iPhone 5 Is Made

The Shanghai Evening Post deserves all kinds of journalistic awards after their latest undertaking. The newspaper sent one of their journalists to pose as a new employee at Foxconn. His job was to see what the conditions at Foxconn were like while they were manufacturing the iPhone 5. His report is equally fascinating and terrifying. The original report is obviously …

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iPhone 5 Rumor: LCD Panel Manufacturing Delays

Though the mandatory daily iPhone 5 rumor has already produced some nice pics of a fully-assembled iPhone 5 sitting next to an iPhone 4, there is also some less-exciting news surrounding Apple’s new smartphone. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sharp is having trouble manufacturing the LCD panels for the iPhone 5, and hasn’t begun mass producing them. The …

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Foxconn Changes Its Working Conditions In Response To Audits

Foxconn changes are coming. The largest electronics manufacturer in the world had the eye of the world on it after numerous employees committed suicide while others died of being overworked. Apple partnered with the Fair Labor Association to help improve working conditions at the factories where the iPhone and iPad are built. The FLA suggested improvements are now being implemented. …

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iPad Mini To Be Made In Brazil, Launch In September?

Rumors about Apple’s iPad Mini have been coming fast and furious lately. Last week we told you about rumors that the iPad Mini was preparing to go into mass production and was targeted for an autumn launch. Now it looks like those rumors have received some corroboration. According to a recent report from MacOkatara (Google Translation), Apple’s latest gadget is …

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Apple TV LCDs Headed To Foxconn Next Quarter?

Production of Apple’s long-rumored HDTV could begin as early as next quarter, according to recent reports. The television’s LCD displays are rumored to be headed to Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn from Sharp sometime during the third quarter of this year, with a release date scheduled for sometime in the fourth quarter (just in time for the 2012 holiday shopping season, …

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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 it comes to the smartphone market. Despite being great friends on the supply side (Apple is Samsung’s biggest components customer), …

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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 Apple’s rumored iTV. Hon Hai is the parent company of Foxconn, one of Apple’s primary manufacturing partners, and an investment …

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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 are also reports that Chinese authorities may be taking steps to cover up the incident. According to a report this …

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