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Forget #MAGA, Foxconn might build iPhones using only robots

December 30th, 2016

Bringing manufacturing jobs back to America might be one of the tentpoles of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, and Apple might be at least studying the feasibility of manufacturing the iPhone in the US. But Foxconn, the company that actually produces a significant portion of the iPhones out there, is looking to replace human workers with …

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How the iPhone built a city of 6 million people in China

December 29th, 2016

It’s hard to overstate the iPhone’s impact on the world, both from a consumer technology perspective as well as manufacturing. Foxconn, Apple’s trusted manufacturing partner, has come under fire several times over the years for its treatment of workers and other controversies, but as the New York Times reports, the company’s job of building millions upon …

President Trump vs. Apple iPhone

Trump might move iPhone manufacturing to America after all

December 7th, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has said time and again that he wants to convince Apple to make iPhones in America. At least some of them. Talking to Apple CEO Tim Cook about the matter after his big win, Trump reiterated his desire to see Apple manufacture products in America. While it’s too early to actually see …

iPhone Sales 2016

Sinking iPhone sales aren’t just hurting Apple

August 12th, 2016

The price of Apple shares dropped like a rock earlier this year after the company reported a worse than expected decline in iPhone sales for the March quarter. On year, iPhone units sales plummeted by 10 million iPhones, which inevitably led to doomsday prepping among finicky investors. The tide turned quickly though, and Apple share …

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iPhone manufacturing giant Foxconn adds screen-making to its arsenal

August 11th, 2016

Foxconn’s $3.8 billion acquisition of Sharp recently passed anti-trust scrutiny in China and will now proceed as planned, according to a report from Reuters. In a statement made on the mater earlier today, Foxconn said that the two companies will now be able to move on and “complete the transaction in accordance with our agreement …

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How Apple’s iPhone slump could cause more problems in the future

May 12th, 2016

Apple’s recent decline in iPhone sales is bad news for more than just shareholders. A report in the WSJ details the losses being suffered by some of Apple’s biggest component suppliers. While that’s bad news for the manufacturers, it could lead to even worse problems for Apple down the line. The report makes for dire reading, if …

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A rare inside look at where Apple’s products come from

April 6th, 2015

Few people outside of China have a real appreciation for not only how big Foxconn is, but just how many products it helps manufacture. While Foxconn is typically mentioned in the same breath as Apple, the company’s list of customers reads like a who’s who of technology heavyweights: Amazon, BlackBerry, Dell, Google, HP, Cisco, Microsoft, …

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Foxconn is urgently building a new $2.6B display factory just for Apple

November 20th, 2014

Apple is willing to do anything necessary to make sure it has a steady flow of components from suppliers when it comes to its best-selling products, and a new report from Bloomberg seems to confirm just that. The report reveals that Apple has apparently made an urgent request to Foxconn, the largest device manufacturer in the world …