Latest Foxconn Stories

2012-06-01 06:44:49

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com A Chinese activist group called Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) are calling out the Chinese assembly plant Foxconn once more, saying despite their calls for change and the involvement of the Fair Labour Association, (FLA) conditions at the factories haven´t improved. Foxconn has been under fire lately for labor conditions, including working and living conditions, low pay and long hours. The factories are responsible for...

Applesauce: All Things Apple
2012-05-19 06:04:07

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Pull up a groove and get fabulous, hip kids. It´s time for your weekly serving of Applesauce. Does a new, cuddlier, friendlier, greener Apple exist? Without giving way to the notion of “Steve´s gone, everything´s different now,” I think it´s possible Tim Cook is finally making this his Apple, the way he wants it to look. After all, Steve´s Apple never would have been (allegedly) willing to settle with Proview in China....

Turns Out Foxconn Didn't Break The News About A New Apple TV
2012-05-15 08:44:34

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com It seemed unbelievable at first when news broke over the weekend that a Foxconn CEO had “officially” announced the new, rumored Apple TV device. To those who have been following Apple for any length of time, such a story reeked of something fishy. Now, Foxconn has written an official statement to The Next Web saying they absolutely did not confirm an Apple TV was in the works. In the written statement, Foxconn has said their CEO, Terry Gou,...

Did Foxconn Just Admit To The Rumored Apple TV?
2012-05-14 12:12:49

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com It´s been the most hotly debated Apple rumor since the iPad and the iPhone, and so far the talk has refused to die down. It´s the Apple Television Set, or the new Apple TV, or the somewhat predictable and shudder-worthy “iTV,” and ever since Steve Jobs mentioned in his biography that he had finally “cracked it,” meaning he had figured out a way to revolutionize the television and broadcast industries, it's been the...

2012-03-30 06:45:24

A monthlong investigation by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) into factories operated by Foxconn in China found poor working conditions and worker abuse, leading Foxconn to pledge it will make improvements, writes Agam Shah for Computer World. The reports from FLA revealed compensation issues, health and safety risks, and issues that have led to a “sense of unsafe working conditions among workers,” the organization said in a statement. After a string of suicide attempts at...

2012-03-29 12:18:10

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook visited Foxconn Technology's manufacturing plant for the iPhone earlier this week, amidst controversy over working conditions at the facility. Cook first made an appearance at the Xidan Joy City retail store in Beijing, and met with Chinese government officials. Now, reports say that he is visiting the iPhone production plant, which employs 120,000 people. Apple contracts Foxconn to make its iPhones and iPads, but its factories have come under intense...

2012-03-27 12:20:02

Osaka, Mar 27, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Sharp Corporation (hereinafter "Sharp") entered into agreement today with Hon Hai group, the world's leading EMS (electronic manufacturing service) company, to establish strategic global partnership to collaborate in various business fields, and to issue new shares to Hon Hai group through third-party allotment (hereinafter "the issuance of new shares through third-party allotment"). The market surrounding electronics industry is becoming severe, with...

Report Critical of Conditions at Apple Factory in China Retracted
2012-03-18 05:34:56

An episode of a popular, former Peabody Award winning US radio program that contained a story critical of working conditions at a Taiwanese company that supplies components used in Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Sony products has been retracted, various media outlets reported Friday. The producers of the series "This American Life" announced that they were recanting the story, which was described by Ian Sherr, Sam Schechner, and Jessica E. Vacellaro of The Wall Street Journal as one of the...

Apple's Foxconn Factory 'Better Than Norm'
2012-02-20 12:16:41

According to the Fair Labor Association (FLA), the controversial Foxconn factory in China has better working conditions than other facilities in the country. The FLA studied Apple's top eight suppliers in China after media reports of worker suicides, a plant explosion, and slave-like conditions were exposed at Foxconn Technology Group. Auret van Heerden, president of the FLA, said that boredom and alienation could have contributed to the stress that led some workers to commit suicide....

Apple Facing Global iPad Supply Restraint Troubles
2012-02-14 12:24:11

Proview International Holdings, a Chinese company, is seeking a ban on imports and exports of Apple's iPad, which could effectively shut down supply for the world. According to a recent Bloomberg report, Roger Xi, a lawyer representing Proview, said the company owns a trademark through its Shenzhen unit and has been unable to reach an agreement with Apple over the use of the name. Xie told Bloomberg that they are now applying to customs to ban any products that infringe its trademark to...

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