With the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, we’ve seen a new drama nearly every day. Here we round up 12 of the most controversial moments from what have been a truly explosive two weeks.
A report from the Chinese press says a university is forcing students to make PS4s for electronics manufacturer Foxconn.
Which, of course, will compete with Apple’s products.
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.
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 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.
Apparently it’s not easy to assemble one of the world’s thinnest and lightest smartphones. Who would have guessed?
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.
The latest batch of leaked information from Apple’s Foxconn production plant indicates that the next iPhone might have a metal back and a larger screen along with the rest of its new bells and whistles, according to 9to5mac.
Apple has started manufacturing the second version of its iPad tablet computer, according to the Wall Street Journal.