Tag Archives: Factory

Apple hoping to begin production of ‘critical’ sapphire glass sub-component in February

For a couple months now, we’ve been speculating about Apple’s future use of sapphire glass. The company’s new manufacturing plant set to open in Mesa, Arizona soon, is focusing on the manufacturing of sapphire glass, and there have been rumors floating around that Apple wants to increase its use of sapphire glass in the next iPhone. The material was first…

Labor group concerned over deaths at Pegatron owned facility

“We are paying attention to the working conditions,” is all the Pegatron spokesperson said when asked about deaths that have occurred at a Pegatron owned factory in Shanghai. The response is the normal one that you would expect to hear from an official spokesperson. Local authorities and the factory owners have found nothing wrong with the working and…

Apple and Focxonn work to further improve factory conditions

I’m sure I don’t have to remind any of you about the controversy surrounding the conditions at Foxconn’s facilities. Apple and Foxconn have publicly acknowledged the issues and have been working towards resolving them for a while now, and according to the New York Times’ latest installment of iEconomy, the companies are definitely taking steps in the…

TiP Daily: Nov 29, 2012 [VID]

TiP Daily Nov 29, 2012: Rumor suggest Apple could start selling a factory-unlocked version of the iPhone 5 very soon, analysts claim Apple and T-Mobile will strike a deal next week, and more! – Apple-unlocked iPhone 5: http://tinyurl.com/c2wrdmh – T-Mobile iPhone prediction: http://tinyurl.com/c3kk3bo – iTunes 11: http://tinyurl.com/cvbogs3 -…

“There is no strike over iPhone 5 production”: Foxconn Exec

Yesterday, there were reports all over the webspace claiming that Foxconn’s workers were threatening to strike over Apple’s quality standards in iPhone 5 production. It was claimed that it was just too difficult to get all the handsets up to scratch (no pun intended). Turns out, however, that all that was false. A quick response by Foxconn’s senior…

Rumor: iPad mini already in production?

Since the release of the iPhone 5, the brunt of the Apple rumor mill has fallen on the iPad mini. The latest bit of speculation regarding the iPad’s smaller cousin comes from Japanese blog Macotakara, which published a story claiming that production for the device has already started in a Brazilian factory. Unfortunately there wasn’t much…

iPhone 5 production unlikely to suffer in Foxconn riot aftermath

Yesterday, the glamor of the iPhone 5 was briefly overshadowed by the harrowing reports of a mass riot at a Foxconn factory in Taiyuan, northern China. On Sunday night, what was reported to have been a dormitory dispute quickly escalated into a full scale brawl, involving some 2000 of the plants 79,000 employees. Despite the official report, messages…

Are Chinese students being forced to work at iPhone 5 factory? Report says so

This is an interesting report coming out of China. According to Shanghai Daily, students in China from Huai’an in Jiangsu Province are being “forced” to work in the Foxconn factories. The report is based on an anonymous post found online stating that the poster and “several other students from at least five colleges” are being made to work 12 hour…

Fair Labor Association finds progress in Foxconn follow-up

This is some good news to hear. The Fair Labor Association has reevaluated Foxconn’s Apple factories and noted some positive progress in the conditions. A number of changes have been made in accordance with what the FLA recommended. Here is part of the report: Our verification shows that the necessary changes, including immediate health and safety…

Reuters: Apple’s Chinese suppliers are breaking labor laws

A New York-based labor rights group, China Labor Watch, have released a report damning the practices of Apple’s suppliers in China. However this time, Foxconn seem to be off the hook, as the report focuses mainly on the conduct of Taiwanese company Pegatron. The report was released on Tuesday, and it documents the findings of a four month investigation…