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Foxconn moves spur hopes of American-made iPhone

November 21st, 2013

After becoming a dominant force in emerging markets, Foxconn might be eyeing the United States as its next base of operations for future factories. cnYES reports that Foxconn Technology Group is now planning to set up two factories in the U.S., on both the East Coast and West Coast, to begin focusing on high-end smartphone …

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WSJ: Apple is inching away from Foxconn, adding new suppliers

November 6th, 2013

Samsung isn’t the only supplier that Apple is trying to rely less upon these days. Unnamed sources tell The Wall Street Journal that Apple is expanding its roster of manufacturers so that it won’t have to depend so heavily on Foxconn parent company Hon Hai going forward. The Journal’s sources say that a combination of factors, …

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Rise of the Slurpee-phone: Foxconn may team with 7-Eleven on mobile devices

August 20th, 2013

7-Eleven convenience stores may soon be good for more than crusty hot dogs and oversized sodas. The Wall Street Journal reports that 7-Eleven is teaming up with iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to sell some of Foxconn’s own television sets in 7-Elevens across Taiwan. What’s more, the Journal says that the two companies “may cooperate in making …

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Foxconn reportedly hiring 90,000 workers ahead of iPhone 5S launch

July 29th, 2013

We’re getting close to Apple’s next-generation iPhone 5S launch this fall and that means manufacturer Foxconn is going on a major hiring binge to fill Apple’s orders. Unnamed sources tell Focus Taiwan that Foxconn is hiring 90,000 new workers at its Shenzhen production facility to help the company fill “massive orders from Apple” that will include …

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Foxconn looks to become a wireless carrier

July 3rd, 2013

Foxconn is best known as the manufacturer of Apple’s assorted mobile devices, but the company is trying to expand its reach into new areas by manufacturing its own devices based on Mozilla’s Firefox operating system. The Wall Street Journal reports that Foxconn parent company Hon Hai is about to embark on its most adventurous scheme …

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Apple outfoxed: Foxconn first to debut iPhone-compatible smartwatch

June 27th, 2013

It seems like we’ve been hearing rumors forever about Apple releasing its own “iWatch” that acts as a key accessory to the iPhone. But apparently, longtime Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn got tired of waiting around and decided to take matters into its own hands with its very own iOS-compatible smartwatch. CNET reports that Foxconn executives …

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Foxconn ramps up hiring to help with Firefox phones

June 24th, 2013

Mozilla’s Firefox OS looks like it’s about to a get a big boost in its quest to make a mark in the hugely competitive mobile industry. AllThingsD reports that manufacturing titan Foxconn “hopes to recruit up to 3,000 software engineers with chops in HTML 5 and cloud computing application programming in the months ahead” as …

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Apple device maker Hon Hai to launch Firefox tablet

May 28th, 2013

Reports emerged on Monday suggesting consumer electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn intended to build and launch its own devices as Apple’s growth begins to slow. Now, Reuters follows the report with details on what may be Foxconn parent company Hon Hai’s first new mobile device to launch as part of this effort. Reuters was only able …

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With Apple’s growth slowing, Foxconn looks to build its own devices

May 27th, 2013

While it’s too soon to tell whether Foxconn will try to become the next Samsung, the company is certainly looking to diversify its product portfolio in order to lessen its dependence on Apple. Unnamed sources tell The Wall Street Journal that Foxconn “is moving aggressively to add new clients and is looking at ways to …

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Foxconn may be planning to pull a Samsung on Apple

May 7th, 2013

See if this scenario sounds familiar: A longtime Apple manufacturing partner looks to move away from its dependence on the company and focus more on creating its own products that it can sell at higher margins. While this has certainly been the story of Samsung’s success over the past couple of years, a new report …