Indian labourers may soon get to find out what it's like working for Foxconn producing Apple hardware, as the Indian government has granted permission for the construction of several new, high-tech electronics manufacturing facilities.
Apple isn't done with its quest to make iPhones with sapphire screens. The company's longtime supplier Foxconn has reportedly shown interest in the idea of producing sapphire screens for Apple.
Roughly 1,000 Foxconn workers went on strike last week demanding an increase in overtime hours. The decrease was due to a reduced order by HP, with negotiations between workers and corporate lasting several hours.
High demand for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, as well as display shortages for the larger model, has left manufacturer Foxconn struggling to fulfill orders. The company's production lines are reportedly operating 24/7, with 200,000 workers involved.
As Apple apparently looks to a fall launch of its next iPhone handset, manufacturer Foxconn is reportedly embarking on its "largest single hiring spree" to deal with the expected extra demand.
Called USB Type C, the new connectors will feature an entirely new design with a smaller size, and most important, users will no longer need to be concerned with plug orientation -- no more fumbling behind that PC, in other words.
BlackBerry would love to get back to its former glory and it's hoping its announcement of the Z3 smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2014 will help. The device will be made by Foxconn and available in Indonesia in April.
A new all-touchscreen BlackBerry phone has been leaked. Known as the BlackBerry Z3, or Jakarta, the mid-range device could launch during MWC 2014, and be one of the first produced for BlackBerry by Foxconn.
Though you may not have seen it coming, the idea that Google and Foxconn are reportedly in talks about helping each other out with the development of robotics-related technologies obviously makes a certain amount of sense.
Foxconn's chairman Terry Gou has indicated his firm will be showing the first smartphones it has produced for BlackBerry, during this year's Mobile World Congress show in February.
BlackBerry has announced it's to partner with electronics manufacturer Foxconn, and the pair will launch a BlackBerry 10 smartphone in early 2014, but its release will be initially limited to Indonesia.
With a multimillion-dollar investment lined up to nurture new talent in the wearable-tech space, Foxconn is hoping to build some successful products of its own rather than rely solely on the likes of Apple, Sony, and Amazon for its future income.
At a private event at the Chinese Computex conference on Monday, Mozilla unveiled its first Firefox OS tablet. Foxconn recently became the 19th member of the Firefox OS development team, and is likely developing the new device for Mozilla.
A report Wednesday suggests Apple is making moves to diversify its supply chain, with Taiwan-based Pegatron set to produce the rumored low-cost iPhone. The move will come as a blow to Foxconn, which has up to now been Apple's main manufacturing partner.