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Foxconn’s long con

 Foxconn CEO Terry Gou and President Trump recently announced a plan to bring 3,000 jobs to Wisconsin at what appears to be a flat screen manufacturing plant. The political press ate it up, alternatively excoriating the program for costing too much in tax breaks and crowing a win for Wisconsin’s conservative governor, Scott Walker. I wouldn’t encourage either party to hold their… Read More

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John Biggs

July 28th

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Apple or Foxconn could be building factories in the US — or maybe not

 President Donald Trump surprised everyone yesterday when he told the Wall Street Journal that Apple CEO Tim Cook told him Apple would build three factories in the U.S. It’s worth quoting Trump on this one: “I spoke to [Tim Cook], he’s promised me three big plants — big, big, big,” he told the WSJ. “I said you know, Tim, unless you start building your plants… Read More

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Romain Dillet

July 26th

Apple

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The iPhone 8 will be good for more than just Apple

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It’s not just iPhone fans who are anxiously waiting for the iPhone 8 to arrive, an iPhone version that will be unlike anything Apple created so far. Apple suppliers that live and die by Apple’s orders are also going to profit from the iPhone 8’s popularity, including Apple’s primary iPhone assembler, a Taiwan-based company you may have heard of: Hon Hai or Foxconn.

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Chris Smith

February 21st

Apple

Mobile

Forget #MAGA, Foxconn might build iPhones using only robots

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Bringing manufacturing jobs back to America might be one of the tentpoles of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, and Apple might be at least studying the feasibility of manufacturing the iPhone in the US. But Foxconn, the company that actually produces a significant portion of the iPhones out there, is looking to replace human workers with fully autonomous robotic lines, which adds yet another obstacle in Trump's quest for an American-made iPhone.

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Chris Smith

December 31st

Apple

Crappy iPhone sales aren’t just hurting Apple

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The price of Apple shares dropped like a rock earlier this year after the company reported a worse than expected decline in iPhone sales for the March quarter. On year, iPhone units sales plummeted by 10 million iPhones, which inevitably led to doomsday prepping among finicky investors. The tide turned quickly though, and Apple share have since recouped those losses and then some when June-quarter earnings were better than expected. Of course, iPhone sales are still sinking despite how well the fiscal third quarter was aligned with investor expectations, and Apple isn't the only company that relies on iPhone sales as its chief moneymaker.

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Zach Epstein

August 12th

Apple

iPhone maker Foxconn has replaced more than half its workforce with robots since iPhone 6 launch

The South China Morning Post reports that iPhone maker Foxconn has replaced more than half of its workforce with robots since the launch of the iPhone 6. The figures were provided by the local government in Kunshan, where the company is based.

“The Foxconn factory has reduced its employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000, thanks to the introduction of robots. It has tasted success in reduction of labour costs,” said the department’s head Xu Yulian … 

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Ben Lovejoy

May 25th

Apple

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Microsoft offloads Nokia feature phone business to Foxconn for $350M

Nokia mobiles Microsoft is selling the feature phone business it acquired from Nokia back in 2013 to a subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer Foxconn for $350 million, it announced today. At the same time former owner Nokia said it has inked a deal to license its brand to HMD Global, a new Finnish company run by ex-Nokia and Microsoft devices staff, to “create a new generation of Nokia-branded mobile… Read More

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Natasha Lomas

May 18th

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Mobile

Almost entire Sharp board will be replaced as Foxconn vows to turn the company around

Following the on-off-on-again acquisition of display-maker Sharp by Foxconn, the company has announced that 12 of the 13 board members – including CEO Kozo Takahashi – will step down once the takeover process is complete. The WSJ reports that the announcement follows deepening losses at the company.

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Ben Lovejoy

May 13th

Apple

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iPhone decline hits Apple suppliers, say they see no upside in immediate sight

Apple’s decline in iPhone sales is unsurprisingly having a knock-on effect on its key suppliers, with the WSJ reporting that Foxconn, Pegatron, Sharp, Japan Display and Sony have all reported falling profits or losses as a result.

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Ben Lovejoy

May 12th

Apple

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As expected, Sharp gearing up for large-scale OLED displays following Foxconn acquisition

It had always seemed obvious that Foxconn’s reason for buying display-maker Sharp was to acquire the capacity to make OLED displays for future iPhones – and a supply-chain report today supports this.

Sharp will set up one 4.5G and two 6G AMOLED production lines with monthly capacity of 13,000, 11,500 and 34,500 glass substrates respectively, with total monthly capacity of 9.85 million 5.5-inch equivalent panels.

While the source is Digitimes, this one seems likely to be at least broadly accurate.

Apple currently used OLED displays only in the Apple Watch, still relying on older LCD displays for the iPhone, but numerous reports suggest that the company plans to switch to OLED screens for iPhones at some point in 2017 or 2018.

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Ben Lovejoy

April 6th

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