Apple bans artistic game based on Foxconn suicides from App Store

After being live for less than an hour, Apple has removed a "controversial" iPhone game from the App Store that explores the ethical complications surrounding the mass production of electronics.

How Apple’s Foxconn problem is like Nike’s sweatshop problem, and why the outcome is the same

Reminiscent of 1990s Nike, Apple now faces intense criticism for the working conditions of its manufacturing partners. Will customers force a change?

Foxconn denies iPhone 5 plant in China went on strike

Conflicting with previous reports that Foxconn workers halted iPhone 5 production this week, the company refuted the strike claims today.

Foxconn factory at center of riot reopens, supply not affected

The Foxconn factory at the center of a large riot on Sunday night reopened on Tuesday, a company spokesperson said, adding that there has been no impact on supply.

Riot breaks out at Foxconn plant, 40 injured [video]

A riot involving thousands of workers and police has caused the temporary shutdown of a Foxconn plan in northern China.

Apple supplier Foxconn improving working conditions, says FLA report

The Fair Labor Association has reported that Apple supplier Foxconn is making good progress with improving the working conditions of its employees, though added that some of the biggest challenges lie ahead.
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Foxconn CEO claims iPhone 5 will “shame” Samsung Galaxy S III

With the launch of the iPhone 5 likely just a few months away, the head honcho at Foxconn spent some time this week praising the new Apple smartphone and putting down rivals.

Foxconn workers riot in south-western China

How bad are things for the people who make your iPhone? Bad enough that a restaurant argument can set off a full-scale riot - well, depending on which version of events you believe.

Foxconn ‘making preparations’ for Apple iTV production, says chairman

Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou says that his company, Apple's primary manufacturer, has begun pre-production work to prepare for a forthcoming Apple "iTV."

Foxconn iPad factory shown in rare behind-the-scenes video

A new video goes behind the scenes at a Foxconn factory in southern China showing the assembly of Apple's iPad and providing some insight into the lives of workers at the facility.

Apple CEO meets Chinese vice premier as Foxconn workers complain of too many days off

Apple CEO Tim Cook is in China this week meeting government offiicials and possibly trying to clear up a number of issues facing the tech company there. Meanwhile, some Foxconn employees working on the iPad line have been complaining that…

DT Debates: Should Mike Daisey’s Foxconn show be seen as journalism or art?

In the debut of our debate series, staff writers Jeffrey Van Camp and Andrew Couts argue the merits and harms of Mike Daisey's recent exploits.