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A fire broke out at Foxconn’s main iPhone plant, but there’s no cause for concern

A fire broke out at Foxconn's main iPhone assembly plant in Zhengzhou, but no casualties were reported and production wasn't affected. It's the fourth such fire in the past seven years.
Mobile

Foxconn outguns the competition, reportedly doubles other bids for display maker Sharp

Foxconn has made a $5.3 billion bid for failing display manufacturer Sharp, and has also offered to pay off all the company's debts to Japanese creditors. It follows several bailouts from Japanese banks and a continued operating loss.
Mobile

Apple scales back production of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, expects lower sales in 2016

Apple has informed suppliers to scale back production of components for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, after lower than expected sales numbers. Suppliers might be forced to lower expectations until the iPhone 7 release, coming later this year.
Apple

iPhones may come to India as Foxconn prepares to build plants for Apple products in Maharashtra

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.
Mobile

Apple’s sapphire saga continues: Rumors point to Foxconn’s involvement

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.
Mobile

Foxconn workers went on strike, but for a different reason than the one you’re thinking

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.
Apple

Foxconn struggling with iPhone 6 demand, production lines operating 24/7

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…
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Foxconn robots: iPhone 6 to be built by ‘Foxbots’

While Foxconn is thought to have hired around 100,000 extra workers to help with the assembly of the next iPhone, company boss Terry Gou says it's also planning to introduce 10,000 'Foxbots' to help automate the process.
Mobile

iPhone 6: Foxconn embarks on ‘largest single hiring spree’ for assembly lines

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.
Computing

USB gets a Lightning cable makeover: First glimpse of reversible USB 3 cables

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.
Mobile

BlackBerry, Foxconn partner to make Z3 smartphone, available first in Indonesia

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.
Mobile

BlackBerry Z3 ‘Jakarta’ touchscreen phone leaked, could arrive during MWC 2014

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.