Lately, among the rumors related to the iPhone 6 we could usually hear that the new device will have a sapphire glass, and that Apple is working on a new A8 processor. The latest talks are about the amounts and terms of delivery of the product by Apple's favorite supplier Foxconn.
In Apple's online stores, especially in major markets like the U.S. and China, last month useres ended up waiting up to three weeks to have their iPhone 5S delivered. In order to shorten delivery times, Apple requested from Foxconn to significantly increase production capacity for their flagship mobile phone, on account of lower production of the desired model 5C.
Yantai factory complex owned by Foxconn, which is located in China's Shandong province, was a place where the interregional conflicts between domestic workers from Shandong province and workers from the province of Guizhou took place.
According to Want ChinaTimes, Terry Gou, head of Hon Hai, better known by the name Foxconn, presented a smart watch that is able to communicate with a user's smartphone at a meeting of shareholders. Gou said that “with such a device, you can keep your phone in your pocket and simply check all kinds of messages on your watch”.
The company Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is preparing an even greater investment in the development of Firefox OS devices than it was originally announced. Mozilla and Foxconn recently officially announced a collaboration to develop a Firefox OS device.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple wants to broaden the base of their partners, and therefore instead of Foxconn's, for manufacturing of allegedly cheaper iPhone they will use the services of Pegatron.
Mozilla has increasing support from device manufacturers for the upcoming operating system Firefox OS. Along with existing partners, Mozilla published 19th company that will support this OS, Taiwanese Foxconn.
Sharp will start layoffs within their ranks as part of a restructuring plan according to sources close to the company. Over a period of three years, the number of employees should be reduced by 5,000. The company currently has 51,000 employees.
With all of the articles talking about life after the PC we were surprised to hear that Foxconn is looking at life after Apple. Apple is an interesting company with a rocky history their two founder Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were both very talented at what they did and that combination managed to help the fledgling consumer PC market take off. However it was not that long before both of the founders were no longer with the company and it was being run by a business man instead of anyone with vision or personality. That business man tried to embark on a legal campaign to kill off rival Microsoft with not only failed, but also came close to bankrupting Apple.
Japanese Sharp could sell some plants and factories in China to Lenovo. Although there is no official information yet, Sharp is reportedly already in talks with Lenovo about the sale of the company to produce LCD TVs in Nanking and other affiliates that Sharp has in China.