News tagged ‘Foxconn’
Ahead of the official iPhone 5s launch on China Mobile this Friday, Foxconn has reportedly shipped nearly 1.5 million smartphone units to the world’s largest carrier a couple of days ago. These devices are expected to satisfy the preorder demand for Apple’s most recent iPhone.
As you probably know, the company from Cupertino is expected to launch two new iPhones this year. The first one will get a 4.7-inch and the second one, according to the latest rumors, a 5.7-inch display. But who will assemble the iPhone 6? Asian sources claim there will be two factories responsible for manufacturing process, namely, Pegatron and Foxconn.
You’ve probably already heard about the so-called ‘iPad Maxi’ - Apple’s alleged 12.9-inch tablet that is expected to be released next year. According to several Asian sources, Foxconn has recently come up with 5 different prototypes of this gadget. Moreover, these iPads are being tested now.
Another Apple supplier has been recently accused of violating workers’ rights. The company called Biel Crystal Manufactory, which produces interior parts for Apple, Samsung and HTC devices is said to be forcing people within its Chinese factories to work overtime.
Foxconn has been reportedly adding new workers to iPhone 5s assembly lines in order to catch up with the demand on this device. Earlier this month, the company from Cupertino decided to cut down the production of plastic iPhone 5c. As we can see now, this was the right decision as the number of iPhone 5s units available for purchase has grown dramatically since that time.
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Apple’s main supplier - Foxconn - is currently thinking on building a new manufacturing facility in the United States. The new plant, according to the latest rumors, will be built in Pennsylvania very soon.
According to the latest report published on a Chinese site C Technology (via
The company from Cupertino will certify two new Asian factories to help in manufacture of the iPhone 5c and iPad mini soon. The reason for such a decision is growing demand for the devices. Current Apple’s suppliers - Foxconn and Pegatron - can’t cope with the production load.
According to Chinese sources, Foxconn is now testing a brand new iPad with an enormous screen. Whether this information is legitimate or not is still unclear, however, insiders claim that such a device may be actually unveiled next year. Well, if to speak about me, I don’t think Apple will release the larger iPad soon. But who knows, anything may happen.
Quanta Computer is an Apple supplier responsible for Apple’s current MacBook Airs and an unusual choice for tablet production as those devices are currently produced by suppliers like Foxconn and Pegatron. The report claims, however, that Quanta is aiming to diversify.
This summer WSJ reported that Apple was asking to see prototypes of an iPad measuring slightly less than 13-inches diagonally.
So how would this big iPad look like? Take a look at the mockups below:
The Wall Street Journal
According to The Wall Street Journal, Hon Hai Precision Industry Company, widely recognized as Foxconn, has experienced an abrupt upsurge of 41% of the second quarter profits. Foxconn is Apple's leading iPhone and iPad assembler, and the increase in revenue is accounte to by high iPhone sales rates.
The report notes that 40% of Foxconn's profits come from Apple. In the second quarter of 2013 the figure of net profit of Hon Hai Precision Industry reached the top point of NT$16.98 billion (USD $566.7 Million) as compared NT$12.06 billion (USD $402 million) from the same period in 2012.
According to Reuters, Apple supplier Pegatron is likely to enjoy a 50 percent increase in Q3 revenue. The supplier reaches the figure despite the stable decline of its PC business continuing. The sector responsible for the revenue upsuge is the iPhone. The following announcement was made by Pegatron after the company did not live up o analyst's expectations concerning revenue in Q2.
“We expect revenue in the non-computing segment to grow by 40 to 50 percent in Q3 due to new consumer products. Q4 will also be higher,” said company CEO and President Jason Cheng in an investor conference.
Pegatron is most likely to be responsible for production of the low-budget iPhone 5C – the plastic iPhone. Moreover, Digitimes rumored that it may turn to be the second iPhone 5S supplier, although Foxconn is responsible for the major production. Both handsets are expected to be announced by Apple on 10th September.
Apple suppliers - UniMicron and Foxconn - are accused of dumping toxic waste into nearby rivers, The Wall Street Journal reports. Taking into account numerous accusations and suspicions of local environmental groups, Chinese government decided to begin the investigation of the incident.