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Another Foxconn employee decided to take his own life, the latest being a 23-year-old who jumped off his company-rented apartment outside of a plant in Chengdu where he worked prior to this death, Reuters reports. Foxconn, which manufactures iPhones, iPads, and tech devices for a number of high profile companies like Apple and Dell, suffered... Read more...
Fueled in part by revelations in Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography that Jobs had finally figured out how the TV market, rumors of the long-awaited Apple TV have swirled often. According to China Business News’ confidential sources, the devices are coming soon; Apple TVs will be rolling off of assembly lines at Foxconn, as... Read more...
Steve Jobs created a consumer culture like no other with his company's iDevices, and these days iPhone and iPad launches attract long lines that, in some areas, stretch for blocks. It's pretty insane when you think about it, but what's most remarkable is the amount of people power it takes to pull off these product... Read more...
After news broke that the Fair Labor Association found numerous working condition violations at Foxconn plants in China, there was some worry that when the factories reduced working hours to more humane levels, workers would see a deep dropoff in pay. At least in word if not yet in deed, Foxconn spoke out to alleviate those concerns. Last... Read more...
In January, Apple joined the Free Labor Association, agreeing to uphold the group’s workplace standards. A month later, the FLA launched an independent investigation into working conditions at Foxconn plants in China, where many Apple products are manufactured. Now, the investigation is complete, and the FLA... Read more...
Now this, this is pretty insane. For quite some time now, ABC's Nightline has been attempting to gain access to the behind-the-scenes nature where iAnything products are built. But in typical Apple fashion, the company has remained pretty tight-lipped about the whole thing. But there's something even Apple can't... Read more...
Apple recently took a PR hammering after the New York Times published a report claiming that labor conditions at the company's Chinese partner Foxconn continued to be poor--and that Apple knew about it and chose to do nothing. CEO Tim Cook blasted the allegations at the time, but has followed up nonetheless. Apple... Read more...
A couple of recent articles in The New York Times painted a less than rosy picture of Apple and its role in allegedly urging its suppliers in China to take shortcuts despite concerns to worker safety. It's a hot topic considering the multiple reports of poor working conditions at Foxconn, a top supplier of Apple's... Read more...
Just in case you were looking a buzzkill after the chaotic euphoria wrought by CES, here it is: According to the Guardian, dozens of Foxconn workers in the city of Wuhan protested the company’s plan to close the Xbox 360 production line they worked on by threatening to jump from one of the six-story factory... Read more...
According to China's Xinhua's news agency, Taiwanese technology bigwig Foxconn (otherwise known as Hon Hai Precision) plans to employ 1 million robots in the next three years to help curtail the rising costs of having to play real life humans, and also to improve efficiency. Terry Gou, founder and chairman of the... Read more...
Pegatron has won a bidding war with Foxconn, and will be the exclusive manufacturer that Apple uses for the iPad 3. It was announced earlier this month that Pegatron had won an order for 15 million iPhone 5s from Apple, as well. The report comes from the Taiwan Economic News. The report used the word "outbid," which might mean that Pegatron... Read more...
A large explosion blasted parts of Foxconn's Chengdu manufacturing plant in southwestern China earlier today, leaving behind 2 dead and at least 14 more injured. According to reports, scores of fire engines, ambulances, and police cars rushed to the scene. The cause of the explosion, is still being investigated, but as of this moment, no one... Read more...
Foxconn, the company that builds both the iPhone and the iPad, came under fire last year after a string of suicides led to an investigation of the company's conditions. Both Apple and Foxconn promised to make certain that reforms were enacted to improve working conditions. A new report, released today, is the first detailed investigation on... Read more...
Loose lips don't only sink ships, they can also land you in hot water. That's what three Foxconn employees are finding out after being arrested for allegedly leaking information about Apple's iPad 2 design ahead of the product's launch. Sound a bit harsh? Here's Foxconn's beef with the situation. Citing a Chinese... Read more...
If you're trying to stay ahead of the upgrade curve, now might be a good time to consider listing your iPad on Ebay or Craigslist, if you can manage without it for a couple of months. According to reports, production on Apple's second generation iPad -- which we'll go ahead and call the iPad 2 -- has already begun and might be the only real... Read more...
We've been covering extensively the unfortunate situation at Hon Hai's China plants, which have been rocked in recent months by several employee suicides. Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, makes Apple's iPhone as well as many other prominent tech devices, making it difficult to sweep allegations of worker abuse under the rug. To Foxconn's credit,... Read more...
Things have been relatively quiet recently concerning worker suicides over at Foxconn, but it appears our optimism might have been a premature. Reports have been surfacing that yet another worker has fallen off a building to his death, and like the ones before him, this one is believed to be a suicide. This latest incident occurred at a factory... Read more...
After several decades of exploiting cheap workers and low costs in China, a number of companies may have to move their facilities elsewhere. Chinese workers have begun demanding better compensation and safer working conditions (we saw how Foxconn dealt with the iPhone issues last month). Meanwhile, the yaun is finally... Read more...
Foxconn has decided that China is too expensive. We knew it had to happen someday. Seriously, Foxconn has decided its Shenzhen factory, which recently saw raises in the wake of a wave of suicides, is too expensive, except for iPhone manufacturing. The Shenzhen plant, has comprises 11 business groups and employs 300,000 employees will merge... Read more...
After being put under the microscope by the media and, more recently, by its customers following a rash of suicides that occurred at its Shenzhen, China factory, Foxconn said it is issuing another round of significant pay raises, the second time that this has been done this week. According to a report in The New York Times, Foxconn plans to... Read more...
Foxconn thinks they have a solution to the mounting suicides that have rocked the company's China operations: pay the workers more money. According to reports, Foxconn plans to raise wages by 30 percent, which still isn't all that much, but it's a start. One report has the basic salary at Foxconn's China plants at about 900 yuan a month, or... Read more...
We'll wait for the dust on this latest report to settle for offering up a virtual high-five to the Apple workers. The subsidies will reportedly amount to 1 percent to 2 percent of the profits from Apple products. Apple's sudden profit sharing generosity stems from the company's own investigation into the numerous suicides that have taken place... Read more...
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