Foxconn

Foxconn worker detained for leaking iPhone 6 shells from assembly line

Foxconn worker detained for leaking iPhone 6 shells from assembly line

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at the Flint Center last week, the smartphones were everything but a surprise. In the months preceding the announcement, the rumor mill had leaked a seemingly endless barrage of parts and components for the iPhone 6. In fact, at one point, even a video of a fully functioning iPhone 6 surfaced. 

Photos from Foxconn’s factory reveal interesting details about iPhone 6

Photos from Foxconn’s factory reveal interesting details about iPhone 6

French Apple website  IGen.fr has published photos, which reveals a lot of interesting information about the iPhone 6 such as the internal code names, the dimensions, and other details such as the protruding camera. The photos appear to be from Apple’s largest manufacturing partner Foxconn’s factory.

Former Foxconn employees charged in bribery case

Former Foxconn employees charged in bribery case


Three former Foxconn employees were charged today in Taiwan with accepting bribes from supply chain partners. According to the Wall Street Journal, prosecutors detained a former general manager and released three former employees on bail. Client companies like Apple were not caught up in the arrests as they were not involved in the alleged bribery.

Foxconn shipping 1 million iPhone 5s units for China Mobile launch

Foxconn shipping 1 million iPhone 5s units for China Mobile launch

Apple is gearing up for its big iPhone launch on China Mobile, which kicks off on January 17. According to WSJ sources familiar with the matter, Foxconn is in high great, delivering 1 million iPhone 5s units China Mobile this week.

Foxconn ramps up iPhone 5s production to 500,000 units per day

Foxconn ramps up iPhone 5s production to 500,000 units per day

When Apple launched iPhone 5s in September, it wasn’t very easy to get one, especially if you wanted a gold iPhone 5s.

However, just in time for the holiday season, the shipping estimates for iPhone 5s has dropped to just 3 to 5 business days, and a recent survey suggests that it is reaching 90% availability in Apple’s U.S. retail stores.

Fresh reports out of China says Apple’s new suppliers make Foxconn look like Disneyland

Fresh reports out of China says Apple’s new suppliers make Foxconn look like Disneyland

Hon Hai, better known as Foxconn, received a heck a lot of attention several years ago when employees started killing themselves and reports surfaced about workers who worked double or triple shifts six times a week. Because of all that attention, Foxconn had to clean up their act, but at the same time, that means they had to raise their prices.

Foxconn reportedly gearing up to build Apple Television

Foxconn reportedly gearing up to build Apple Television

The New York Times has a lengthy feature on Foxconn’s efforts to design and manufacture its own hardware products, so that it is not dependant on companies like Apple for its revenues.

Foxconn Factories and Dorms Haven’t Improved, Could Even Be Worse

Foxconn Factories and Dorms Haven’t Improved, Could Even Be Worse

French investigative program Envoyé Spécial has posted several videos secretly shot at Foxconn showing that conditions there haven’t improved, as much as Apple would like us to believe.

Foxconn planning US Expansion on the Heels of Apple Announcements on U.S. Production Investment

Foxconn planning US Expansion on the Heels of Apple Announcements on U.S. Production Investment

As news broke that Apple is going to invest $100 million to bring some Mac production back to the U.S., Foxconn has announced that it is planning U.S. expansion. Related? Yeah, that’s a fair bet.

Highlights of Tim Cook’s Interview with Businessweek

Highlights of Tim Cook’s Interview with Businessweek

It’s an unusually media heavy day for the normally very private Tim Cook. Tonight his interview with Brian Williams airs on NBC and Bloomberg Businessweek has published a long, and fascinating, interview with Tim Cook led by Businessweek’s Josh Tyrangiel. While portions of both interviews have been discussed already—Tim Cook Says Apple To Start Manufacturing Macs In USA Soon and Tim Cook: Television is an “Area of Intense Interest”—the discussions in the Businessweek interview are too compelling not to comment more on.