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ARM MacBook

A sketchy report says ARM-based MacBooks are coming soon

May 29th, 2018

A report a few days ago said that Apple has been testing  a brand new type of iOS/macOS device. Codenamed “Star,” the product supposedly has a touchscreen display, an ARM processor, and LTE connectivity. Pegatron supposedly made prototypes that are already being tested at Apple, that report said. Now, a new rumor has arrived claiming …

iPhone 7 Sales Figures

iPhone manufacturing CEO: ‘consumers do not care what analysts say’

September 26th, 2016

Consumer technology is big business, so there’s money to be made forecasting and estimating Apple’s sales. But in an interview, the CEO of one of Apple’s biggest manufacturing partners has defended the iPhone 7, and predicted it will be a sales hit. Pegatron chairperson Tung Tzu-hsien spoke to Nikkei Asian Review about the launch of the iPhone 7, …

Apple Pegatron Labor Rights Controversy

Apple sends medical team to ensure iPhone factory isn’t a death trap

December 12th, 2013

It seems that learning about a dead teenage Pegatron worker has got Apple’s attention. Bloomberg reports that Apple has sent a medical team over to China to inspect a Pegatron factory to make sure that working conditions at the plant are not leading to a rash of worker deaths. Pegatron this week acknowledged that “several” …

Apple Supplier Pegatron Criticism

iPhone 5c supplier under fire after death of 15-year-old worker

December 11th, 2013

It’s been a few months since we’ve had an Apple-related labor rights controversy but the death of a teenage Pegatron worker seems to have done the trick. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that iPhone 5c manufacturer Pegatron has come under fire after one of its workers, 15-year-old Shi Zhaokun, died of pneumonia this past October. Pegatron …

Pegatron Factory Investigation

Apple partner Pegatron accused of violating workers’ rights, called worse than Foxconn [updated]

July 29th, 2013

Manufacturing Apple products is now an instant ticket to increased scrutiny following the years-long investigation into Apple partner Foxconn’s treatment of workers in its various factories. While manufacturing rival Pegatron no doubt welcomed the recent strengthening of its partnership with Apple, it now finds itself the subject of a China Labor Watch complaint. The U.S.-based watchdog …

Pegatron workers say they were ignored after iPad plant explosion

March 12th, 2012

A report on Monday from NPR has provided new insights into an explosion that injured 59 workers in an iPad plant last December. The incident occurred at a plant run by Pegatron subsidiary Riteng Computer Accessory Company, which manufactures back panel parts for Apple’s iPad tablet, among other products. Last week, NPR met with 25 workers who …

Apple chooses Pegatron to make iPad 3, March shipments

January 10th, 2012

Pegatron Technology has reportedly received a small volume of orders for the upcoming iPad 3, which is set to launch in March, according to Digitimes. Apple has reportedly revamped the company’s outsourcing strategy and will have Pegatron focus on production of the iPad series, with Foxconn serving serving as an auxiliary in 2013. Foxconn‘s primary …

Aluminum dust contributed to explosion at iPad factory, China Labor Watch says

December 20th, 2011

Aluminum dust, which accumulates during the iPad polishing process, likely contributed to the recent explosion at an iPad plant that injured 61 workers according to the group China Labor Watch. The explosion occurred earlier this week at the Pegatron-owned Ri Teng Computer Accessory factory. According to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Health & Safety administration, aluminum …

Explosion at iPad plant injures 61 workers

December 19th, 2011

The safety of workers at electronics manufacturing plants has again been called into question on reports that 61 people were injured by an explosion at a Pegatron factory at Shanghai’s Songjiang industrial park in China. Reuters on Monday reported that an explosion at a plant run by Pegatron subsidiary Riteng Computer Accessory Company injured 61 people and …