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Articles tagged with: foxconn

Foxconn Will Replace Workers With 1 Million Robots

Foxconn is a Chinese based company and the biggest manufacturer of products of some notable companies such as Nokia, Apple and Sony. Foxconn recently got ripped from an iPad 3 manufacturing contract. Moreover the company had been suffering with some serious problems concerning mostly the labor.

The serious problems with labor were suicides of some of the workers because of low wages, protests against the company and an explosion in the factory. Consequently, Foxcon has now decided to replace manual labor with automated machine robots.

Apple Breaks Ties With Foxconn For iPad 3

Did you know that your favorite iPhone and iPad devices were all manufactured in China? For those of you who knew it, they won’t be produced any more in China. Foxconn was the company responsible for producing the majority of the i-devices. But it looks like Foxconn is out of play now.

Reports suggest that Apple has cancelled the iPad 3 manufacturing contract with Foxconn and is most probably opting for a Taiwanese company, Pegatron. Recently, Pegatron stated that they had received a contract for manufacturing 15 million iPhone units.

Sony Set To Launch New PS4 In 2012

According to a post at DigiTimes, Sony will begin manufacturing the PS4 in late 2011 in order to be ready for a 2012 launch. Further, the PS4 will have full-body motion controls similar to what Microsoft has done with Kinect, and Sony plans to ship at least 20 million units in 2012.

Desperate to revive flagging sales, Sony is believed to have bought the launch date forward in an effort to boost revenues from their Playstation Division as consumers stop buying Sony Bravia TVs.

AMD 9-Series Motherboard Goes Live

AMD is set to launch its 9-series chipset this week, in efforts to bring next-gen technology to computer enthusiasts around the world. The new chipset was designed to complement AMD’s Scorpius desktop platform, a platform that will feature the 8-core “Zambezi” processor and support AMD Radeon HD6000 series graphics cards.

The 9-series chipset will be the first to support AMD’s AM3+ socket processors, as well as offer backwards compatibility with earlier generations.

Apple’s Foxconn Reopens After Deadly Explosion

Apple’s supplier, Foxconn has resumed operations at its Chengdu plant in China, after an explosion killed three employees last month. The company has ended its investigation into the incident and has implemented safeguards that it claims will prevent a similar situation from happening.

The company stated that the accident was due to an explosion of aluminum dust in a ventilation duct, and that the company has solved this issue by improving workshop ventilation (as if employee air quality wasn’t reason enough).

People Have Died Over Your iPad

If you knew that Chinese workers at one of Apple’s main suppliers, Foxconn, were overworked, underpaid, and committed suicide over your iPad, would you still want one? At least 14 workers at Foxconn have already killed themselves within the last 16 months due to horrible working conditions.

iPhone 5 Due For The Christmas Rush

You’ve heard all the hype about the iPhone 5 arriving for the summer. Although we knew that Apple couldn’t make that deadline, we have better news to offer this time around. Apple will begin production of the new iPhone in July of this year with an expected launch data of September, according to Reuters’ inside information from the company.

So far, all we know is that the new iPhone will have a better processor and an 8MP rear-camera, we don’t have many other official details just yet. The companies that will list the major components of the new iPhone include Largan Precision Co. Ltd, Wintek Corp., and Foxconn Technology Co. Ltd. These companies will supply iPhone’s camera, touchscreen panels, and cases, respectively.

Apple Stock Gets Downgraded – Shares Drop

JMP Securities has downgraded Apple this morning from “market outperform to market perform.”

The reason for the downgrade that JMP states is, “A notable deceleration in its primary manufacturing partner Hon Hai.” With the deceleration of Hon Hai’s sales growth, they believe Apple’s business could follow. Hon Hai is the parent company of Foxconn, Apple’s manufacturer. JMP also believes the iPhone sales could just be in line with expectations this year, as well as seeing iPad sales replacing Mac sales.

With Apple’s track record…

iPhone Prototype With 64GB Memory Leaked (VIDEO Proof)

Rumors have been flying around that there was an iPhone with 64Gs of memory in the works. Now we have complete proof — even a hands on video.

The device looks like it was leaked from Foxconn’s factory in Shenzhen and the owner of the prototype told the site that he got it from a source who has a small quantity of them.