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Foxconn to replace part of workforce with 1 million robots

August 1st, 2011

Hon Hai-owned manufacturing giant Foxconn intends to release a portion of its workforce in favor of 1 million new robot workers according to a new report. Xinhua News Agency said on Friday that Hon Hai chairman and founder Terry Gou confirmed the news, seemingly in callous fashion at an employee dance party. The new robots …

New iPad 3 contract goes to Pegatron, not Foxconn [updated]

July 28th, 2011

Pegatron has been awarded a new contract to build Apple’s next-generation iPad tablets, Taiwan Economic News reports. According to the report, Pegatron underbid Hon Hai for a new contract to manufacture the iPad 3, which will become available some time near the Thanksgiving holiday according to an earlier report. Hon Hai, owner of infamous Apple …

Apple iPhone 4S to feature separate camera flash?

May 14th, 2011

9to5Mac is reporting that the next iPhone, the iPhone 4S as it’s being referred to, will feature the LED flash for the camera on the opposite side of the case. There have been reports from a small group of individuals experiencing camera problems due to the iPhone’s built-in flash, and this looks like a way …

iPad 2 to ship from Foxconn in February

December 7th, 2010

A new report Tuesday morning suggests Apple has notified Foxconn, its next-generation iPad manufacturer, that initial shipments will commence in the next 100 days. The unconfirmed report originates from China’s industry watchdog, DigiTimes, and suggests that initial shipments will be in the 400,000 to 600,000 range. Those numbers seem quite low for the sequel to …

HTC considers EVO 4G screen separation flaw minor; will address screen sensitivity issue in a patch?

June 19th, 2010

Potentially good news for HTC EVO 4G owners, as a circulating rumor suggests that HTC is addressing the screen problems that are reportedly plaguing its flagship WiMAX handset. According to the unofficial source, HTC is aware of the screen separation issue and is playing the waiting game to see if this problem develops further. Currently, the handset manufacturer considers this …