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Sunday, 30 December 2012 09:59

Foxconn to invest in Japan

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Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is preparing a significant investment in Japan for next year. According to unofficial sources, Foxconn will open several centers for research and development in Japan next year. Foxconn will have to make a total investment somewhere around one billion dollars to get things going.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012 20:00

FoxBots arrived to Foxconn factories

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Foxconn has started to implement the strategy of introducing robots in their production line. This was previously announced by the company's chairman Terry Gou. The announcement originally included replacing one million Foxconn employees with robots in the next three years and the first 10,000 units have already been implemented in at least one factory.

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Thursday, 18 October 2012 20:05

Nintendo Wii U manufacturer, Foxconn, in trouble

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After Foxconn had troubles with some of their workers allegedly striking in the iPhone manufacturing factory; they have even bigger problems with the Wii U line. This time problems are not workers striking, having workers under the age of 16. This is against Chinese labor laws and of course against common sense. They said “Our investigation has shown that the interns in question, who ranged in age from 14 to 16, had worked in that campus for approximately three weeks.”

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Thursday, 11 October 2012 20:27

iPad Mini and 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro delayed

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It looks like there was more going on at the Foxconn manufacturing company in the last few days than was previously stated. Even though Foxconn stated that “There has been no workplace stoppage in that facility or any other Foxconn facility and production has continued on schedule”, things are starting to pile up rather quickly. As Apple continues to bring more and more new products, it looks like some of them will have to wait a bit due to slow production process. Their iPad Mini and 13-inch MacBook Pro are said to be delayed and it looks like it's because of the issues at Foxconn

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Saturday, 06 October 2012 21:56

Foxconn denies strike at iPhone 5 factory

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There have been some rumors going around that workers at Foxconn's factory, which assembles Apple's latest iPhone, have gone on strike making the production process completely paralyzed. However, Foxconn has denied all of that and stated that production is going as scheduled. Reports were saying that there are 3,000 to 4,000 workers on a strike at Foxconn's Zhengzhou complex last Friday that was triggered by over exaggerating quality controls on the iPhone production.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012 20:09

Sharp drops employee salaries by 10%

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Sharp, the Japanese manufacturer of TV's and display panels for many companies, including Apple, will have to cut their employee salaries up to 10% in order to save $180 million this fiscal year. The Salary cutting will start next month and it will be twice as big as the previous cut that happened in April. Earlier this year they lowered their management salaries by 5%, and now other employees are being targeted. Sharp also intends to cut the prices of their union workers by 7%, increasing the cut from a previous 2%, currently they are in negotiations with labor unions about it.

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Apple has a plan for the possibility that they might lose and lose badly in their war against Samsung.  This was something that they always knew was a possibility given the somewhat flimsy evidence they were throwing around and the way that the press caught on so quickly (and not just the pro Apple press). No, Apple knew that they needed to work hard to sever as many direct ties with Samsung and Google and the faster the better.

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Apple used to have a reputation as a company with some of the most xenophobic security measures and also had the fewest product leaks. There were always predictions based on information that may or may not have come from some of Apple’s suppliers, but in many cases this information was less than accurate. However, since the death of Steve Jobs and the ascent of Tim Cook into the captain’s chair things have radically changed. Now we have almost daily leaks of information about products that have not been announced. Of course when you point this out you face the backlash from many hardcore Apple fans that will tell you this is all according to plan and nothing is wrong (move on folks).

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About a month ago the CEO of Foxconn made a statement that Apple and Foxconn were signing an agreement that would lock out all competitors of the iPhone. It was an interesting because the comments came at a time when Apple was not even acknowledging that they were even working on a new phone (although everyone knew they were). Still CEO Terry Gou claimed that Apple was making a deal with Sharp for new panel technology and with Corning which would prevent Apple’s competition from even being able to get glass for their phones.

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14621rotten_appleWe have written more than our share of articles showing the decline of Apple as a major player in the market. We would never go so far as to say that we are predicting the “death of Apple” like so many analysts do about the PC on a monthly basis. The market needs both Apple and Microsoft to thrive (and really both are “PCs”). What we are talking about is the massive popularity of Apple mobile products will continue to decline as their rivals begin to bring faster and more compelling technology to the market. Right now Apple’s biggest method of competition is the law suit which they wield around the globe to prevent competitors from releasing their designs (all in the name of protecting IP).

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