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Apple COO Jeff Williams Visits Taiwan to Celebrate 50 Years of Foxconn

Tuesday February 20, 2024 6:02 am PST by
Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams is making a rare visit to Taiwan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Foxconn, one of the company's key suppliers, Bloomberg reports. Apple's COO is joined by senior vice president of operations Sabih Khan, as well as representatives from SoftBank and Arm. Foxconn assembles Apple devices including the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook. The supplier is...
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New iPhone Starts Production Outside China Prior to Announcement for First Time

Wednesday August 16, 2023 5:32 am PDT by
Apple supplier Foxconn is starting production of the iPhone 15 in India, the first time that a new iPhone has been made outside China prior to its announcement, Bloomberg reports. The devices are to be manufactured at a Foxconn plant in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. The facility is preparing to deliver devices just weeks after they begin shipping from factories in China, narrowing the gap...
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Apple Planning to Test AI Services Using Foxconn Servers

Tuesday August 8, 2023 6:28 am PDT by
Foxconn will exclusively supply Apple with dedicated servers for training and testing artificial intelligence services, according to Taiwan's Economic Daily News (via South China Morning Post). The servers are to be made in Vietnam due to Apple's plan to diversify its supply chain away from China. Foxconn currently supplies servers to Amazon, OpenAI, and Nvidia for AI applications. Foxconn...
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iPhone 15 Lineup Rumored to Feature Significantly Larger Batteries [Updated]

Tuesday July 4, 2023 6:09 am PDT by
The iPhone 15 lineup will feature significantly larger batteries across the board, according to an alleged Foxconn worker speaking to ITHome. iPhone 15 lineup dummy models. The information claims that the iPhone 15 will feature an 18% larger battery, iPhone 15 Plus and iPhone 15 Pro a 14% larger battery, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max a 12% larger battery. The exact capacity changes are said to be ...
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Foxconn to Lose Top-Tier iPhone Assembly Allocation for First Time

Thursday May 18, 2023 5:19 am PDT by
In a blow to Foxconn, Apple is expected to hand key iPhone 16 production responsibilities to Luxshare, significantly boosting the supply chain partner's profit growth over the next two years, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In his latest fit-from-the-establishment-of-a-factory-89e382a980eb">Medium blog post, Kuo said Apple has already given Luxshare new product introduction (NPI)...
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Apple's Mixed-Reality Headset Now Said to Be in 'Final Sprint' and 'Delivery Stage' Ahead of WWDC

Wednesday April 26, 2023 5:54 am PDT by
Apple's mixed-reality headset is now in the "final sprint" and "supply chain delivery stage," Taiwan's Economic Daily News reports. Apple headset concept render by Marcus Kane. GIS, a subsidiary of Foxconn, is apparently included in the device's supply chain to provide lens lamination. GIS already laminates iPad displays for Apple and boasts a high yield rate. Until now, Foxconn was thought...
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World's Largest iPhone Plant Resuming Production at Near Peak Capacity Following Weeks of Limited Supply

Monday January 2, 2023 10:21 pm PST by
The world's largest iPhone plant is nearly resuming operations at its peak capacity following weeks of limited production that has hit Apple's supply chain, forcing it to have possible difficulties in meeting the demand for the iPhone 14 and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro during the holidays. As reported by Bloomberg, Foxconn, Apple's largest supplier, is at 90% of its peak capacity at its main plant in...
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'iPhone 15 Ultra' Won't Be Exclusively Assembled by Foxconn

Wednesday December 28, 2022 7:19 am PST by
Apple has enlisted Luxshare to assemble the iPhone 15 Pro Max alongside Foxconn next year, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce. It's unclear what percentage of orders Luxshare will fulfill, but the move will help to reduce Apple's risks of relying on a single manufacturer following workplace issues at Foxconn in recent months. Rumors suggest that there will be increased...
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Foxconn to Begin Making MacBooks in Vietnam as Early as May 2023

Tuesday December 20, 2022 2:47 am PST by
Apple plans to begin producing MacBook models in Vietnam for the first time next year, according to a new report from Nikkei Asia. Citing sources briefed on the matter, the report says that Apple has tapped Foxconn to start making MacBooks in the country as early as around May. Taiwan's Foxconn was granted a license in January 2021 to construct a $270 million plant in Vietnam for the...
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Apple's Largest iPhone Supplier Investing $500 Million in India as Supply Chain Diversification Continues

Friday December 9, 2022 3:23 am PST by
Foxconn, Apple's largest supplier, has invested $500 million in India to bolster its production capabilities in the country as the Cupertino tech-giant and its partners ramp up efforts to diversify the supply chain, South China Morning Post reports. The report cites documents filed in the Taiwan Stock Exchange which show that Foxconn has invested $500 million into its Indian subsidiary in...
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Foxconn's Main iPhone Factory Could Resume Full Production by Late December

Monday December 5, 2022 1:19 am PST by
Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn expects its main iPhone plant in China to resume full production around late December to early January, following worker unrest last month that disrupted the factory. "The situation has stabilized," a Foxconn source told Reuters, referring to the protests in Zhengzhou and the government's easing of COVID restrictions. "The local government is actively...
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Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro Sales Are in Big Trouble Due to Foxconn Factory Protests

Tuesday November 29, 2022 8:53 am PST by
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments in the fourth quarter of 2022 will be "significantly lower" than the market consensus due to labor protests at Foxconn's main iPhone factory in China, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo today said iPhone production at the factory in Zhengzhou has been "significantly affected" by the protests over unfavorable working conditions, leading him to ...
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Angry Protests Break Out at Key iPhone Factory in China [Updated]

Wednesday November 23, 2022 1:49 am PST by
Riots broke out on Wednesday at the world's largest iPhone factory in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, according to video shared on social media. Footage widely circulated online shows hundreds of Foxconn workers marching in protest, clashing with police and some being confronted by people in hazmat suits. Some video captured workers complaining about the food they had been provided, with...
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Apple Issues iPhone 14 Pro Shipment Warning Ahead of Holiday Shopping Season

Sunday November 6, 2022 2:57 pm PST by
Apple today said it expects iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments to be lower than the company previously anticipated due to temporary COVID-19 restrictions at the primary Foxconn factory where the devices are assembled in Zhengzhou, China. The warning was shared in a press release on the Apple Newsroom site:COVID-19 restrictions have temporarily impacted the primary iPhone 14 Pro...
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Apple Supplier Foxconn Offering Big Bonuses to Alleviate Worker Shortages

Tuesday November 1, 2022 3:04 pm PDT by
Apple supplier Foxconn is quadrupling daily bonuses provided to workers in order to retain enough employees to continue assembling iPhones, reports Reuters. In November, Foxconn is offering workers at its Zhengzhou plant a bonus of 400 yuan per day ($55), up 4x from the normal 100 yuan bonus. Employees who work for more than 25 days can get a maximum bonus of 5,000 yuan for the month, up...
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iPhone Output at Foxconn's Biggest Plant Could Fall by 30% Next Month Due to China Lockdowns

Monday October 31, 2022 6:56 am PDT by
iPhone production at one of the world's largest factories could fall by as much as 30% next month due to tightening COVID-19 restrictions in China, according to a new report today. Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn's main Zhengzhou plant, which employs about 200,000 people, was hit by the stringent curbs after an outbreak at the factory, which led the city of about 10 million people locked ...
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iPad Production Could Be Hit by Power Outages Before Launch of New Models

Monday August 15, 2022 7:48 am PDT by
iPad assembly plants in China may be impacted by power outages ahead of the launch of new models in the fall, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a tweet earlier today, Kuo commented on the effects of power outages in China's southwestern Sichuan province caused by industrial electricity rationing amid a severe heatwave. Kuo said that the temporary power outage may affect ‌iPad‌...
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Major iPhone Supplier Planning Further Push Into India as Apple Looks to Diversify Supply Chain

Thursday August 4, 2022 7:43 am PDT by
Foxconn, Apple's largest supplier, is looking to further expand its presence in India with the opening of a new production facility within an existing factory in the country to produce the iPhone, The Economic Times reports. Foxconn is reportedly set to begin production in the new building in just a few months after ramping up hiring in the country in recent weeks, according to the report....
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China Places iPhone Production Site Under Seven Day Lockdown Ahead of iPhone 14 Mass Production

Monday July 25, 2022 5:13 am PDT by
An iPhone production plant in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen is being forced into a seven-day "closed loop" lockdown by Chinese authorities, alongside 100 other companies in an attempt to curb COVID-19 infections, Bloomberg reports. The "closed loop" system will mean only employees who live on-site will be able to work, blocking access from the outside and largely prohibiting anyone...
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iPhone 14 Production to Begin Soon as Foxconn Starts Annual Hiring Spree

Tuesday June 28, 2022 8:17 am PDT by
Foxconn has commenced its annual seasonal hiring spree in preparation for iPhone 14 production, according to the South China Morning Post. The report claims that Foxconn is offering a 9,000 yuan bonus (around $1,300) to new assembly line workers who stay on the job for more than four months after being hired at its factory in Zhengzhou, China. Foxconn offers similar bonuses to new and...