Apple is reportedly beginning to assemble its iPhone 11 lineup in India in an effort to cut its reliance on China. The assembly is said to be taking place at Foxconn's facility near Chennai.
The move is part of a gradual shift by Apple to move a part of the iPhone production away from China to avoid disruptions due to trade war between the US and China as well as the COVID-19 outbreak.
Several phone manufacturers including Xiaomi, Samsung, and Vivo will resume smartphone production in India after state governments started to allow the limited opening of manufacturing plants.
The tech giant was accused of allowing a supplier factory in China to break labor laws. However, in a statement, Apple has denied most of the allegations, saying that it has been falsely accused.
A new report claims the Chinese firm is reassessing its strategic goals for the year following its addition to a US blacklist, and has reportedly cut down on orders for the production of its phones.
Last week Foxconn decided not to build a factory in Wisconsin anymore. It has now reconsidered the decision and intends to go ahead with the plans as a result of talks with the White House.
Foxconn has cut 50,000 of its contract jobs since October, months earlier than usual. Normally the contract jobs are cut at the end of the year, however, they started earlier than usual in 2018.
Apple's Taiwanese partner Foxconn is reportedly planning to start assembling high-end iPhones in an Indian manufacturing plant. The factory is located in the Southern region of India, Tamil Nadu.
Apple is said to be working with Foxconn for the upcoming models of the AirPods earbuds and HomePod smart speaker. The tech giant is also reportedly in talks with Tymphany for the over-ear headphones.
Japanese display manufacturer Sharp has said it plans to buy Toshiba's PC business in an attempt to re-enter the market it abandoned in 2010. The deal will be worth about $36 million.
New rumors about Google's next-gen Pixel phones suggest a dual front camera inside of the Pixel 3 XL notch. Foxconn is supposedly building the devices, with Verizon as the sole U.S. carrier partner.
Foxconn expands its footprint into the mobile accessories and smart home markets by acquiring Belkin International, including the Linksys, Wemo, and Phyn brands, for nearly $866 million in cash.
Foxconn and Apple have both said that the interns who were found to be working illegal overtime have subsequently been compensated, provided with benefits and that the practice has now been stopped.
The 10th anniversary of the iPhone will bring a new model that will likely go on sale September 22. But a Wall Street Journal report says summer production issues could delay shipping of new units.
As per a post made by a senior Foxconn executive on Weibo, the iPhone 8 'won't be cheap', as the custom-made OLED display for the device is proving difficult to manufacture, with a 40% failure rate.
In the latest suit in a legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm, four contractors for the Cupertino company have brought a suit against Qualcomm, accusing it of violating antitrust laws.
The heated legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm is now turning worse, as the latter has filed lawsuits against four contract manufacturers which stopped paying patent royalties to the chipmaker.
HMD's CEO says its new Nokia-branded Android smartphones will deliver "premium execution in each and every price point", but adds that "we're not going to be highlighting the megapixels or gigahertz".
Nearly three years after Nokia sold its mobile business to Microsoft, mobile phones have now returned to its site, along with the promise of new "Nokia smartphones running Android" in 2017.
A new rumor claims that Apple's manufacturing partner may be working on wireless charging for the tenth anniversary iPhone, expected in 2017. Inclusion of the feature is dependent on 'yield rates'.
A new device from Nokia has shown up in a benchmark, detailing its specs. Nokia previously hinted it will launch high-end phones running on Android 7.0 Nougat by the end of the year.
A senior executive for Nokia in China has confirmed that the company is preparing its comeback, with three to four new devices set to be announced later this year, which will be designed by HMD.
A recent report has stated that Foxconn has laid off over 60,000 factory workers. This is reportedly to prepare the company for automation, and then introduce robots to do repetitive tasks.
After rumors started swirling a few days ago, it now looks like things are becoming official and that Microsoft will indeed sell its feature phone business, and the licensed Nokia name to Foxconn.
Microsoft is reportedly planning to discontinue its Nokia line of feature phones, licensing the brand to Foxconn. Microsoft has the rights to use the Nokia brand for feature phones until 2024.
Reports say Sharp's board have agreed for the company to be taken over by Taiwan's Foxconn, bringing an end to years of financial uncertainty and marking one of the largest deals in Japanese history.
On Sunday, a Foxconn facility in Zhengzhou, China caught fire where luckily no one was injured. Foxconn has made a statement that the blaze will not impact manufacturing.
Electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn has allegedly offered $5.1 billion to purchase Japanese tech company Sharp. The bid comes after reports of Sharp's failed attempts to earn revenue.
The Taiwanese manufacturing giant is not keen on quickly automating its factories, as the process is not only proving to be difficult, but it can also cause "employment concerns".
After huge cuts to its phone division last week, it seems Microsoft may be planning to outsource at least part of its handset manufacturing, and is said to be close to a deal with Foxconn in India.
Despite Nokia's recent claim that it has "no plans" to return to the phone business, its CEO now says that new Nokia handsets are coming in 2016, when an existing agreement with Microsoft expires.
Nokia opened pre-orders for its new Android tablet yesterday - but it has already sold out, with all 20,000 available units being snapped up in 4 minutes, and a waiting list of over 560,000 customers.
Nokia unveiled its new Android tablet last month with a $250 price tag, promising that it will go on sale in Q1 2015 - and it seems that it could launch in its first market, China, in just two weeks.
It seems Apple learned a thing or two after its experiment to bring a 'low cost' iPhone for the masses which wasn't actually that much cheaper at all. Now the 5c will fade into history, very soon.
Apple CEO Tim Cook took time out to meet the workers on the assembly lines of the iPhone 6 and other devices during his stay in China, ahead of a planned expansion of the workforce at that plant.
It seems Foxconn is once again in the public's eye thanks to the way they treat their workers. Employees are protesting for higher wages and better conditions at one of the company's plants.
A Foxconn worker has been detained by police, accused of smuggling numerous iPhone 6 handset shells out of a factory in China, and selling them to a third party for around $160 each.
Mass production of the next generation 4.7 inch iPhone will begin as early as this month, and the 5.5 inch variant will enter production in August, according to reports from local news.
According to CEO Terry Gou, Foxconn plans to deploy robots on their factory assembly lines, which produce devices like the iPhone, in order to cut costs and replace human workers.
Terry Gou, CEO of Foxconn, has blamed outside factors such as bad breakups, financial and/or family problems as the reason for the run of 24, attempted or otherwise successful, suicides.