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Foxconn Suggests There is Still Opportunity for 5G iPhones to Launch on Time

Wednesday April 1, 2020 6:57 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
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,...

Foxconn Restaffs Factories, Says There Are Enough Workers to Meet 'Seasonal Demand'

Monday March 23, 2020 10:22 am PDT by Juli Clover
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...

iPhone Production Resumption in China Exceeds Foxconn's Expectations, But US Sales Concerns Remain

Thursday March 12, 2020 4:17 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
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 ...

Foxconn Expects to Resume Normal Production at Chinese Plants by End of March

Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:30 am PST by Tim Hardwick
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...

Apple Implicated in New Report on Chinese Forced Labor

Monday March 2, 2020 3:56 am PST by Hartley Charlton
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...

Foxconn Aims to Reopen Half of Assembly Plants in China by End of February

Wednesday February 12, 2020 3:05 am PST by Tim Hardwick
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...

Kuo Warns of Delays and Low Labor Return Rates at Apple Supplier Factories in China Due to Coronavirus [Updated]

Sunday February 9, 2020 12:20 pm PST by Juli Clover
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...

Foxconn Warns Staff to Keep Away From Shenzhen iPhone Plant as Virus Prevention Efforts Continue

Friday February 7, 2020 2:44 am PST by Tim Hardwick
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...

Foxconn Cuts Revenue Outlook Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple's primary iPhone assembler Foxconn has slashed its 2020 revenue outlook after strict quarantines at its main base in China to guard against the coronavirus outbreak (via Bloomberg). The company is now projecting a sales increase of 1% to 3% this year, Chairman Young Liu told Bloomberg News in a text message. That’s down from a Jan. 22 forecast of 3% to 5%, before the epidemic spread...

Foxconn Has Reportedly Seen 'Fairly Small Impact' From Coronavirus Outbreak, But That Could Change

Monday February 3, 2020 6:52 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple's largest manufacturing partner Foxconn has seen a "fairly small impact" from the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak so far, but the company could face a "big" impact to its iPhone production if the Chinese government forces factories to remain closed for an additional week or longer, according to Reuters. The report claims that Foxconn has halted "almost all" of its production in China through...

Foxconn and Compal Will Reportedly Assemble 'Apple Watch Series 6' Models Next Year

Wednesday October 23, 2019 9:17 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Foxconn and Compal Electronics have obtained orders to assemble 2020 models of the Apple Watch, which would be Series 6 models if Apple sticks to its naming scheme, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes. The report adds that Luxshare Precision will likely take orders for older Apple Watch models. A preview of the upcoming report:Compal, Foxconn land orders for next-gen Apple Watch:...

Apple and Foxconn Admit Hiring Too Many Temporary Workers in China to Assemble iPhones, Potentially Violating Labor Laws

Monday September 9, 2019 2:02 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple and manufacturing partner Foxconn have admitted to recruiting too many temporary staff in one of the world's biggest iPhone factories, following a report from a non-profit advocacy group alleging harsh working conditions (via Bloomberg). China Labor Watch (CLW), which investigates conditions in the country's factories, published its report on Sunday accusing the two companies of...

2019 iPhones Won't Have 'iPhone' on the Back According to So-Called Foxconn Worker

Wednesday August 14, 2019 7:33 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
We're likely less than a month away from a trio of new iPhones, and ahead of time, an anonymous user claiming to be a Foxconn factory worker in China has shared alleged details about the upcoming devices on Chinese question-and-answer site Zhihu. The list was posted July 30 and surfaced on Slashleaks today. While many of the details in the list have already been rumored, or at the very least ...

Foxconn Ramps Up Seasonal Hiring Spree Ahead of 2019 iPhones

Monday July 29, 2019 9:20 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
We're likely just six weeks away from Apple unveiling a trio of new iPhones, and on cue, the supply chain is preparing for the new devices. As it has for the past several summers, Apple's primary manufacturer Foxconn is ramping up its seasonal hiring spree, according to the Economic Daily News. The report claims Foxconn is offering a one-time bonus of 4,500 Chinese yuan, or roughly $650, to...

Apple Reportedly Considering Moving Up to 30% of Production Out of China to Diversify Supply Chain

Wednesday June 19, 2019 5:25 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
With the U.S.-China trade war seemingly showing no signs of slowing down, a new report claims that Apple is getting serious about diversifying its supply chain in an effort to reduce its reliance on Chinese manufacturing. iPhone disassembly robot Daisy Specifically, Apple has asked several of its major suppliers to evaluate the cost implications of shifting 15 to 30 percent of their...

Foxconn: Apple Has Capacity to Make All US-Bound iPhones Outside of China if Needed

Tuesday June 11, 2019 3:15 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn says it has enough capacity to make all iPhones bound for the U.S. market outside of China if the current trade war between the two countries intensifies. That's according to Foxconn board nominee and semiconductor division chief Young Liu, who made the comments at an investor briefing in Taipei on Tuesday, reports Bloomberg. As the U.S.-China trade...

Foxconn Reportedly Investing in MicroLED Display Tech for Future iPhones

Tuesday April 30, 2019 4:01 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Foxconn is broadening investment in MicroLED display technology in a bid to win orders from Apple for future iPhones, according to a report from the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (via DigiTimes). MicroLED is widely considered to be Apple's next step after OLED, which it currently uses for the Apple Watch and iPhone XS. MicroLED displays have many of the same advantages that OLED...

Foxconn 'Remains Committed' to Wisconsin Plant and Promise of Eventually Employing 13,000 Workers

Friday April 19, 2019 5:42 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Apple supplier Foxconn today said that it remains committed to its contract to build a display plant and research facility in Wisconsin (via Reuters). The company's comment comes a few days after Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers said that the state wanted to renegotiate the Foxconn deal, partly due to the belief that the Taiwanese company was not expected to reach its goal of creating 13,000 jobs in ...

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou Plans to Step Back, Confirms iPhone Production Will Begin in India

Monday April 15, 2019 5:10 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Terry Gou, the chairman and CEO of Foxconn, plans to step back from day-to-day operations of the company in the coming months. Getty Images/New York Post From the South China Morning Post:"I'm already 69 years old. I hope to pass down my 45 years of experience to young people," said Gou on the sidelines of an event in Taipei on Monday. "That's the goal I set up – let young people learn...

Foxconn to Begin Production on iPhone X in India This July

Friday April 12, 2019 6:12 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Foxconn is set to begin production of the iPhone X in India this July, according to a report by The Economic Times. Production will take place at Foxconn's Chennai plant in eastern India. According to an official with knowledge of the company's plans, Foxconn hopes to step up production capacity and "diversify to even higher models going forward." Today's report sees Foxconn's plans to move...