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Apple Asks Foxconn to Move Some MacBook and iPad Production From China to Vietnam

Thursday November 26, 2020 3:07 am PST by
Apple has asked Foxconn to move some of its iPad and MacBook assembly from China to Vietnam in an effort to minimize the impact of ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China, according to sources cited by Reuters. Foxconn is building assembly lines for Apple's ‌iPad‌ tablet and MacBook laptop at its plant in Vietnam's northeastern Bac Giang province, to come online in the first half...
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Apple Confirms iPhone SE is Now 'Assembled in India' For Local Customers

Monday August 24, 2020 8:53 am PDT by
Apple today confirmed that its second-generation iPhone SE is now being assembled in India for orders placed within the country. In a statement shared with The Times of India, Apple said "iPhone SE packs our most powerful chip into our most popular size at our most affordable price and we're excited to be making it in India for our local customers." The new iPhone SE is being assembled by ...
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iPhone Maker Foxconn Says China's 'Days as the World's Factory Are Done'

Wednesday August 12, 2020 8:55 am PDT by
China will no longer be the world's manufacturing epicenter going forward, according to Apple's largest supply chain partner Foxconn, which has been gradually expanding its operations in other countries amid the U.S.-China trade war. "No matter if it's India, Southeast Asia or the Americas, there will be a manufacturing ecosystem in each," said Foxconn chairman Young Liu, according to Bloombe...
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Apple Supplier Foxconn Reports Better-Than-Expected Second Quarter Profit

Wednesday August 12, 2020 4:33 am PDT by
Major Apple supplier Foxconn reported better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, overcoming slowing smartphone sales thanks to rising telecommuting demand amid the global health crisis (via Reuters). The iPhone manufacturer posted net profit of $778.54 million for the second quarter ended June, almost $5 billion more than a consensus estimate from analysts, and up around 34 percent...
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Foxconn Reportedly Begins Seasonal Hiring Spree for iPhone 12 Production

Monday August 10, 2020 8:03 am PDT by
Apple's largest manufacturing partner Foxconn has begun its seasonal hiring spree to assist with iPhone 12 production, offering employees who recruit qualified applicants up to a 9,000 yuan bonus, according to Chinese media reports. As usual, Foxconn needs as many hands on deck as possible at its factory in Zhengzhou, China to assist with mass production of the upcoming iPhones. Apple is...
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Apple Suppliers Plan Major Production Move to India

Monday August 3, 2020 10:02 am PDT by
An unspecified Apple supplier is planning to move a significant amount of production operations to India, according to The Times of India. The unnamed Apple contract manufacturer is expected to shift six production lines in total, with the aim of accommodating the export of $5 billion worth of devices from India. Establishment of a new facility for these new Indian production lines is...
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Foxconn to Invest $1 Billion in India Amid Strong Push From Apple

Saturday July 11, 2020 10:20 am PDT by
Apple supplier Foxconn plans to invest $1 billion in India to expand a factory that assembles iPhones, reports Reuters. One source told Reuters that Apple has been pushing Foxconn and other suppliers to move production outside of China. The move will ultimately help the company in diversifying its supply chain in an effort to reduce its reliance on Chinese manufacturing amidst the ongoing...
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Apple 'Battling' to Free Up iPhone Shipments as India Holds Up Imports From China

Thursday July 2, 2020 4:49 am PDT by
Apple is "battling to free stuck shipments" at the Indian port of Chennai after the country ramped up scrutiny of imports from China following rising tensions between the two nations. Reuters reports that customs officers at the Southern Indian port have held back more than 150 shipments of smartphones and electronic parts from China, which has disrupted operations at plants owned by Apple...
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iPhone Assembler Foxconn Posts Near 90% Drop in First Quarter Profit

Friday May 15, 2020 4:48 am PDT by
Apple's main iPhone assembler Foxconn posted an almost 90 percent drop in first-quarter profit on Friday, as the impact of the global health crisis hit production demand from clients (via Reuters). But the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer said the worst was over, and the company would "stabilize in the second quarter," adding that it expects revenue to show double-digit growth in...
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Apple Urges Chinese AirPods Supplier to Expand and Challenge Foxconn for iPhone Assembly

Wednesday May 13, 2020 4:48 am PDT by
Apple has reportedly advised its Chinese AirPods assembler Luxshare to make a major investment in Catcher Technology, a Taiwanese firm that makes the metal casing for iPhone and MacBooks. According to sources who spoke to Nikkei Asian Review, Apple hopes the move will create a "formidable" alternative to its longtime supplier, Taiwan's Foxconn. Luxshare-ICT, a fast-rising Chinese tech...
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Apple Supplier Factories Reducing Staff and Cutting Overtime Due to Falling Demand

Tuesday April 21, 2020 11:44 am PDT by
With most Apple Stores around the world closed since March 14, demand for Apple's devices has been dropping off. As a result, the factories that assemble those devices are reducing staff and cutting overtime hours, according to Financial Times. Multiple workers at Foxconn's Zhengzhou complex, where iPhones are assembled, said that Foxconn has paused hiring and has begun cutting some of the...
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Foxconn and Other Chinese Factories Implement Strict Measures to Prevent Another Outbreak

Wednesday April 8, 2020 5:26 pm PDT by
Foxconn and other factories in China have implemented stringent measures to prevent the another viral outbreak in the country, according to an overview of the practices shared today by The Washington Post. Pages from a manual issued by Foxconn that covers rules employees must follow. Image from The Washington Post. Apple iPhone supplier Foxconn, for example, has organized workers into teams...
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Foxconn Suggests There is Still Opportunity for 5G iPhones to Launch on Time

Wednesday April 1, 2020 7:57 am PDT by
In a private conference call with investors this week, Apple supplier Foxconn suggested that there is still a possibility that 5G-enabled iPhones will launch on time this year despite pandemic-related supply chain disruptions, according to Bloomberg. Of course, Foxconn did not mention Apple or the iPhone specifically:"We and the customer's engineers are trying to catch up the missing gap,...
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Foxconn Restaffs Factories, Says There Are Enough Workers to Meet 'Seasonal Demand'

Monday March 23, 2020 11:22 am PDT by
Foxconn has reached its recruitment goals ahead of schedule and now has enough workers to meet "seasonal demand" at all of its Chinese plants, according to a statement released Sunday that was shared by Nikkei. Foxconn is one of Apple's main suppliers, and the hiring information suggests Foxconn's factories will be adequately prepared for the launch of Apple's fall 2020 iPhones. The...
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iPhone Production Resumption in China Exceeds Foxconn's Expectations, But US Sales Concerns Remain

Thursday March 12, 2020 5:17 am PDT by
The founder of iPhone assembler Foxconn said on Thursday that the resumption of production at its factories in China had "exceeded expectations," following the coronavirus-related disruption of supply chains (via South China Morning Post). [Terry Gou Tai-ming] told reporters that the return to work effort at Foxconn's factories in China had "exceeded our expectations and imagination," and that ...
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Foxconn Expects to Resume Normal Production at Chinese Plants by End of March

Tuesday March 3, 2020 3:30 am PST by
iPhone assembler Foxconn expects its Chinese plants to resume normal operation by the end of the month after fixing labor shortages resulting from the coronavirus outbreak (via Bloomberg). The first quarter of the year is typically quiet for Apple and its Taiwanese ‌iPhone‌ supplier after a boom in sales over the holiday season. However, ongoing delays from the coronavirus outbreak in China...
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Apple Implicated in New Report on Chinese Forced Labor

Monday March 2, 2020 4:56 am PST by
A report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute think-tank has named Apple among 83 other major companies benefiting from the use of potentially abusive labor transfer programs. The Chinese government has allegedly transferred thousands of Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities from Xinjiang to factories across the country, implicating global supply chains. The report...
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Foxconn Aims to Reopen Half of Assembly Plants in China by End of February

Wednesday February 12, 2020 4:05 am PST by
Reuters reports that Apple's main iPhone assembler Foxconn aims to reopen half of its manufacturing facilities in China by the end of February. The move would allow production lines to be phased back into action following the extensive lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Taiwan's Foxconn hopes to resume half of its production in China by month-end, a source told Reuters on...
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Kuo Warns of Delays and Low Labor Return Rates at Apple Supplier Factories in China Due to Coronavirus [Updated]

Sunday February 9, 2020 1:20 pm PST by
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today sent out a note to investors warning them to pay close attention to the epidemic changes of the coronavirus outbreak in China as it is impacting Foxconn, Pegatron, and other Apple suppliers. In the note, Kuo outlines the status of several major Apple suppliers as workers prepare to return to factories to resume production on Apple products. Foxconn's...
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Foxconn Warns Staff to Keep Away From Shenzhen iPhone Plant as Virus Prevention Efforts Continue

Friday February 7, 2020 3:44 am PST by
Apple's main iPhone assembler Foxconn has told employees not to return to work at its Shenzhen facility in China when the extended Lunar New Year break ends on February 10, according to a memo obtained by Bloomberg. "To safeguard everyone's health and safety and comply with government virus prevention measures, we urge you not to return to Shenzhen," Foxconn wrote in a text message sent to...