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iPhone shortages might be over soon, as work at Foxconn resumes

March 12th, 2020

iPhone assembler Foxconn says that production has resumed and is exceeding expectations. The worst of the coronavirus outbreak is seemingly behind China as a whole as life begins to get back to normal. Although production in China is getting back on track, iPhone sales are still expected to be lower than usual as the rest …

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Foxconn shutdown over coronavirus threatens iPhone production

February 4th, 2020

As the new strain of coronavirus continues to spread across huge chunks of China, the outbreak’s impact on the world at large is growing more and more obvious. There’s obviously the risk that the virus could spread to even more countries, but even if it remains largely contained within China, that could mean a dramatic …

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Foxconn workers made $43M selling iPhones made from stolen parts

December 18th, 2019

Apple’s Taiwan-based manufacturing partner Foxconn has apparently caught wind of a fraud ring that it’s now investigating, with the participants having involved some managers at the company’s Zhengzhou factory complex in helping a Taiwanese businessman “obtain and assemble” flawed iPhone components. He did that in order to sell knockoff iPhones, and over the past three …

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We’ve never seen anything like this latest iPhone 8 leak

August 14th, 2017

Apple leaks have become shockingly predictable over the past few years. First, bits and pieces start to trickle out as inside sources chat with people who work for Apple suppliers. Based on the types of components Apple orders from these suppliers, various things can be inferred about next-generation iPhones. Then, once a new iPhone’s design …

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Strong iPhone 7 sales saved Apple’s manufacturer from record decline

March 31st, 2017

The fate of Apple and Foxconn, its gargantuan Chinese manufacturing partner, are closely linked. When iPhone and iPad sales flatlined a little around the iPhone 6s era, Foxconn slipped into decline. From Q3 2015 to Q3 2016, Foxconn’s revenue was declining on a year-by-year basis. With little structural change in the business, a decline was …

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The iPhone 8 will be good for more than just Apple

February 20th, 2017

It’s not just iPhone fans who are anxiously waiting for the iPhone 8 to arrive, an iPhone version that will be unlike anything Apple created so far. Apple suppliers that live and die by Apple’s orders are also going to profit from the iPhone 8’s popularity, including Apple’s primary iPhone assembler, a Taiwan-based company you …