Which, of course, will compete with Apple’s products.
China Labor Watch has made new allegations against Apple supplier Pegatron, including that it employs underage workers, gives employees excessive hours, and maintains poor working and living conditions.
Apple orders in Taiwan dropped by 24 percent year-over-year in June, and 11 percent quarter-over-quarter, according to one analyst’s report.
Your next iPhone almost certainly won’t be made by a 3D printer.
If Foxconn wants its Firefox OS efforts to take off, it’s going to need a lot more workers to help out.
With Foxconn in tow, Mozilla’s Firefox OS ambitions are looking increasingly real.
Pegatron is staffing up, with 40,000 new workers expected to join the company in the second half of 2013, and it said that 60 percent of its 2013 revenue would come from the second half of 2013.
Hon Hai, Foxconn’s parent, licenses Microsoft’s patents so it can be legally clear to make Android devices.
Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn, reported an almost 20 percent drop in earnings in the past quarter. The problem, apparently, is lower than expected iPhone sales.
While the majority of gadgets are assembled overseas, wearable computing gadget Google Glass will be manufactured within the U.S, according to a Financial Times report.
Foxconn is following through on its promises to improve the working conditions of its factory workers.
Apple’s tiny computer is on the rise.
The latest rumor to circulate around the Internet about Apple’s alleged television set indicates that the company has taken another baby step by testing the product outside its offices.
Manufacturing the world’s most well-engineered smartphone is still proving to be a tough task for Foxconn.
Apparently it’s not easy to assemble one of the world’s thinnest and lightest smartphones. Who would have guessed?
Foxconn, a major supplier to technology companies such as Apple and Microsoft, admitted today that it hired 14-year-old interns, breaking Chinese law.
Thousands of Foxconn factory workers went on strike this week, according to China Labor Watch, saying the manufacturer turned a blind eye to employee violence, and won’t provide proper training despite high product quality expectations.
Apple is apparently looks to revise the standard earphones that come with its mobile devices.
Know what’s expensive? Improving the working conditions of weary Chinese factory employees.
Looks like there are more audits are in Apple’s future, this time exploring its environmental cost. The company has teamed up with the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) to audit one of its Chinese circuit-board factories.
Apple has been rightly criticized for the labor conditions in the factories that make its iPhones, iPads and Macs. Apple has vowed to fix those problems. But other manufacturers have done far less.
Foxconn announced major reforms yesterday after an investigation by the Fair Labor Association found conditions that violated both the FLA’s standards and Chinese legal regulations. But while American’s may be comforting themselves that their shiny new iPhones and iPads are going to be made in more humane factories, the Chinese workers are upset that they will be missing out on the chance to maximize their income.
In a statement released Friday, the Taiwan-based manufacturing giant Foxconn said that base pay for junior workers was being raised to 1800 yuan per month and could go up to 2500 for those who passed a technical examination, reports Reuters.
If you’re angry about Apple’s manufacturing process, you should be. But don’t stop with Apple.
Tim Cook, Apple’s new chief executive officer, gave a small “State of the Apple” address today, touching on the recent accusations of poor working conditions in the factories that make Apple products. He also laid out what the iPhone has done for Apple and why cheap tablets just aren’t worth it.
Courtesy Mike DaiseyMike Daisey, monologist and Apple critic