Last month saw several big stories on poor working conditions at the factories in China where makes Apple products. Chief executive Tim Cook initially responded by saying that Apple had nothing to apologize for. Now Apple has announced a series of special “voluntary audits” at Foxconn factories in Shenzen and Chengdu, China by the Fair Labor Association.
Chinese manufacturing company Foxconn was hacked this week by a new group of “greyhat” cyber criminals who say tearing down companies is fun.
Editor's Pick In a week when Apple reported its highest quarterly earnings ever, the company is still plagued with reports of labor abuses among its suppliers.
Ah, iPhone-rumor season, when a young geek’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of unconfirmed gadgets.
According to reports, dozens of workers at a Chinese factory that assembles Xbox 360 consoles threatened to jump off a dormitory roof. The rooftop protest began on Jan 2, following plans to close the Xbox assembly line, with workers saying that Foxconn reneged on a promise to compensate anyone wanting to leave.
It’s time for yet another installment of unconfirmed Apple iPad 3 news — although the latest crop of rumors does sound like a practical scenario for the company’s next tablet.
Foxconn plans to invest $1.1 billion in its Henan, China smartphone manufacturing plant in order to build the world’s largest smartphone production facility, reports China Daily. The company is the world’s largest electronic component contractor and is Apple’s principal parts supplier.
Intel is reportedly getting ready to light a fire under the ultrabook industry by staging a meeting to pair up manufacturers, including smaller brands in consumer electronics.
Proving that cloud computing is more than a here-today-gone-tomorrow fad, Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, will spend $63.3 million over the next five years to construct two cloud computing buildings.
Apple is apparently expecting less demand for its iPad 2 tablet in the fourth quarter, since the company has cut orders to its China-based manufacturers by 25 percent, according to a new report from JP Morgan.
A Foxconn Electronics manufacturing plant in Brazil is ready to begin production on the third-generation Apple iPad with shipments starting in December, according to Digitimes.
Production of the iPhone 5 is moving ahead at full steam, with manufacturer Foxconn producing 150,000 units a day, according to a report from Taiwanese news site Digitimes.
The iPhone 5 rumors keep coming: Device manufacturer Pegatron has received orders to build and ship 10 million iPhone 5 units for September, the Taiwanese news site Digitimes reports.
Foxconn plans to replace some of its workers with 1 million robots in the next three years in order to cut rising labor expenses.
Device manufacturer Pegatron has landed the exclusive contract to build Apple’s upcoming iPad 3, beating out former Apple favorite Foxconn, Taiwan Economic News reports.
Networking giant Cisco Systems plans to lay off 6,500 employees as part of a massive restructuring plan, the company announced Monday.
Apple is adding a second manufacturer to assemble the third generation of its iPad tablet, which could debut in the fall, according to a Digitimes report.
Apple hopes to build 25 million units of its next-generation iPhone, the Wall Street Journal reported this morning.