Tag Archive: Factories

Another iPhone manufacturer plans to open factories in India

Just like its iPhone-building rival Foxconn, Apple manufacturer Pegatron is reportedly planning to build factories in India, taking advantage of the cheap labor opportunities in the country compared to China. Will tomorrow’s iPhones be “designed in California, built in India?” Signs are increasingly pointing to yes. Pegatron Technology CEO Jason Cheng made the announcement during […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Foxconn may be planning new iPhone-building factories in India

The India government has previously blocked Apple from opening any brick-and-mortar retail outlets in the country because Apple don’t manufacture any products in India. That could be about to change, however, thanks to a recent rumor claiming that Foxconn has been…Read more ›

Labor Report: Samsung factories are still a horrible place to work

Samsung wants to be one of the world’s top 10 places to work by 2020, but according to the latest third-party labor conditions report, working for the South Korean smartphone maker is still a horrible experience, especially if you’re one…Read more ›

Apple Plans To Reduce Chinese Import Taxes By Shipping Directly From Foxconn Factories

foxconn-iphone_large_verge_medium_landscapeThe iPhone 5c is supposed to be Apple’s breakthrough device for the Chinese market – though we’ve heard they’re crazy for gold – so to make the import process quicker and cheaper Apple plans to ship iPhones from supplier Foxconn’s factory directly to China. Apple has already been working with China’s customs authorities to set […]

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Watch Nightline’s “Inside Apple’s Chinese Foxconn Factories” [Video]

Apple products built in a Foxconn Factory If you found the recent New York Times pieces on the making of Apple products to be interesting and “Mr Daisey and the Apple Factory” to be enlightening, you’ll probably enjoy this ABC Nightline report on Foxconn. ABC’s Nightline was given exclusive access to a Foxconn factory in China that assembles Apple products, providing a fascinating look at how Apple gear is made. You’ll  [Read More…]

ABC News to Show Inside Look at Apple Factories on February 21

ABC has recently announced plans to broadcast a special edition of the television series, Nightline, next week after having gained access to document the working conditions inside factors at some of Apple’s suppliers. Bill Weir recently received permission from Apple to visit factories in Shenzhen, China in preparation for the report which will be airing on February 21, at 11:35 P.M. Eastern time on the ABC network. According to ABC News, Weirs is the “first  [Read More…]

Apple’s Factories Are “Sweatshops” — But They’re Better Than Competition, Says Labor Activist

Labor activist Li Qiang of China Labor Watch

Apple is doing a better job auditing its suppliers than it’s competitors, says a China labor activist. Labor activist Li Qiang says Apple is doing a much better job of monitoring factory conditions than Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Nokia and many others. “I compared Apple with other cell phone companies, such as Nokia. And  [Read More…]

35,000 Sign Petition Calling For Apple To Stop Worker Abuse In Chinese Factories

It seems that lengthy report looking into the poor working conditions in Chinese factories assembling Apple products is going to haunt the Cupertino company for some time yet. The latest backlash comes from consumer group SumOfUs, which has launched a petition calling for Apple to “stop worker abuse,” with over 35,000 signatures collected in just 24 hours. It all started with a New York Times report that was published on  [Read More…]

Both Foxconn iPad 2 Factories Exploded For The Same Reason

Yesterday, we reported about an explosion at a Shanghai iPad 2 factory owned by Foxconn that injured 61 people, some seriously. It’s the second time in the last year an explosion has rocked an iPad 2 factory, and it’s now been seemingly confirmed that both explosions happened for the same reason: a build-up of aluminum dust in the factory area that eventually combusted.   The revelation comes from China Labor  [Read More…]

What Is Apple Spending Billions On In 2012? Futuristic Chip Factories And Retooling Samsung Are Both Possibilities [Report]

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In an intriguing note, a Wall Street analyst suggests Samsung — you know, the South Korean company keeping Apple’s legal department in yachts and private islands — could be one of the beneficiaries of $ 3.4 billion Apple will spend to retool suppliers’ factories in 2012. Or Apple could just build itself a couple of state-of-the-art chip factories from scratch.   Apple says it plans  [Read More…]