Following protests, Apple requests Foxconn factory inspections

At Apple's request, the Fair Labor Association has begun to investigate Foxconn factories in China, where many of Apple's popular iDevices are assembled.

Trouble in iParadise: Protesters target Apple, hackers target Foxconn

Protesters organized on four continents to call for more ethical manufacturing practices at Apple, as hackers leaked the internal communications of Apple's largest Chinese manufacturer, Foxconn.

Foxconn criticisms in NYT report get response from BSR consulting group

Corporate consultant BSR responds to last week's New York Times report speaking to harsh working conditions at Foxconn manufacturing plants in China, where Apple's iOS devices are assembled.

Apple’s Tim Cook responds to reports of supply chain worker mistreatment

Apple's Tim Cook responds to reports of supply chain worker mistreatment: "We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain."

Foxconn chairman equates iPhone-creating workforce to animals

While Americans continue to purchase new iPhones and iPads in droves, Apple continues to face questions about working conditions in China due to comments from senior management of the Foxconn facility.

Apple releases 2012 ‘responsibility report,’ includes full list of suppliers for first time

Apple's 2012 Supplier Responsibility Progress Report was released on Friday and for the first time the company listed all 156 of its suppliers and manufacturing partners.

Foxconn resolves pay dispute that prompted mass suicide threat

Chinese electronics manufacturer Foxconn says it has resolved the pay dispute that prompted 300 workers to threaten suicide...but won't disclose terms, and 45 workers have resigned.

Mass suicide threat at Foxconn factory

This week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is showcasing a slew of tech that will soon hit the market, but thousands of miles away in China last week, workers who have helped to assemble much of it were threatening to jump off a…

Foxconn to expand iPhone production facility, set to become world’s largest

Apple supplier Foxconn is preparing to build what will become the world's largest smartphone manufacturing plant in the world at a cost of just over $1 billion.

iPad dust may have caused China factory blast, tablet supplies could be affected

It's believed that Saturday's explosion at a Shanghai factory owned by Apple supplier Pegatron may have been caused by a build-up of combustible aluminum dust. An explosion at a Foxconn factory back in May that killed three people was also…

Explosion at factory owned by Apple supplier Pegatron injures 61

An explosion over the weekend at a facility owned by Apple supplier Pegatron injured 61, with 23 ending up in hospital. The incident again highlights concerns about safety at factories in China that produce many of the parts used in today's…

Amazon may release a phone in 2012: report

Amazon is building its own phone, due for a late 2012 release, based on estimates from Citigroup researchers.