News tagged ‘China’
Interesting, each production line in the Zhengzhou plant is 148-meters long, consists of 80 workers, and produces 10,000 iPhones every day.
Take a look:
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According to a tipster who spoke with MacRumors, Apple may start selling the Brazilian-built iPad 2 soon, because the locally assembled 16-gigabyte iPad 2, which sells for $399 in the U.S., has received the proper certification to go on sale in Brazil.
The Brazil-built iPad 2 units are expected to be available alongside regular units built in China, also by Foxconn. Apple's new third-generation Retina display iPad has apparently not yet received approval for sale, whether assembled in Brazil or China.
During the past couple of days, two high-profile research analyst published reports forecasting that Apple will reach $1000 per share milestone in one or two years. With such a high share price the company’s market capitalization will push toward an unprecedented trillion-dollar level.
Yesterday Fair Labor Association
Carolyn Wu, a spokeswoman for the Cupertino, Calif., company, told Bloomberg in an e-mail on Thursday that Apple CEO Tim Cook visited an iPhone production line at a Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou, China to discuss "intellectual-property issues and greater cooperation."
"China is very important to us and we look forward to even greater investment and growth here," the company said.
The executive's visit to an iPhone production line comes as Apple has come under fire for working conditions at its suppliers' factories. Different reports claimed that Apple is aware of rights abuses for years without doing anything about them. Cook, however, said in a letter to employees: "We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain."
|Icon||Model||Year Introduced||Model Number*||Capacity|
|iPhone 4S||2011||A1387||16, 32, and 64 GB|
|iPhone 4S (GSM China)||2011||A1431||16, 32, and 64 GB|
|iPhone 4 (CDMA model)||2011||A1349||8, 16 and 32 GB|
|iPhone 4 (GSM model)||2010||A1332||8, 16 and 32 GB|
|iPhone 3GS (China)||2009||A1325||8, 16 and 32 GB|
|iPhone 3GS||2009||A1303||8, 16 and 32 GB|
|iPhone 3G (China)||2009||A1324||8 and 16 GB|
|iPhone 3G||2008||A1241||8 and 16 GB|
|iPhone||2007||A1203||4, 8, and 16 GB|
|* You can find the model number on the iPhone's back case.|
“February, Flurry calculated that China surpassed the United States in monthly new iOS and Android device activations for the first time in history. China is now the world’s fastest growing smart device market”.
11:23AM - That’s it!
Watch this guy get busted while trying to smuggle nearly 170 iPhones (from our count) from Hong Kong to Mainland China by taping them around his body. This is insane because he's trying to smuggle those phones into where they are made to turn a profit.
A new rumor suggests that Apple could develop a new 14-inch MacBook Air model specifically for the Asian PC market. DigiTimes reported that mass production of the 14-inch thin-and-light notebook may begin soon. Apple is said to be considering the 14-inch screen size for the notebook because it is a popular form factor unique to the region.
Apple currently sells MacBook Air in screen sizes of 11.6 inches and 13.3 inches. But in the Asia market 14-inch notebooks account for as much as 40 percent of sales that is why Apple is said to be considering a screen size specifically for that region.
Meijer, a regional big-box retailer in the U.S., slashed the price of the 16GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi by $70, and Best Buy has begun offering $50 off every iPad 2 model. These facts could, however, suggest that Foxconn is already preparing to ship the device's third-generation successor to Apple in the United States.
The alleged secret shipments from Foxconn were revealed in a shipping manifest from Apple.pro revealed this weekend, which shows a series of shipments scheduled to begin delivery in the U.S. no later than March 9. The mystery orders arriving from Chengdu, China, are said to be under high security. A source from Foxconn's Chengdu plant reportedly indicated that the shipment is for "Apple's latest products."
Apple’s efforts to diversify iPhone and iPad manufacturing locations and make the devices more affordable in the world's fifth most populous country by eliminating high import taxes has resulted in moving production into Brazil where Foxconn built its factory. The factory has already begun manufacturing the iPhone and Apple has indeed begun selling the Brazilian-made 8 GB iPhone 4 through its online store in that country.
The iPhone 4S and 8 GB iPhone 4 debuted in Brazil in mid-December, but early models were manufactured in China and carried very high pricing with the iPhone 4S starting at the equivalent of over $1400. With exchange rate fluctuations that figure is now over $1500, while the cheaper 8 GB iPhone 4 still comes in at a hefty $1050. The unlocked iPhone 4 is priced at $549 in the United States.
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