Apple and Foxconn have been accused of violating labour laws at a factory where the tech giants are producing the new iPhone, according to a new report from China Labour Watch. Additionally, the nonprofit watchdog alleges that workers at the Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou, the largest iPhone factory in the world, are working extreme overtime hours in violation of local laws.
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In July, a 17-year-old high school student in China was sticking protective film over 3000 Amazon Echo dots a day at the Foxconn factory in Hengyang. She was working 10 hours a day and six days a week. And she was among more than 1000 students employed by the factory to work overtime on Amazon’s devices.
Apple is exploring a shift of anywhere from 15 per cent to 30 per cent of its production capacity outside of China to somewhere in Southeast Asia, according to a new report from the Nikkei Asia Review. The potential move is getting billed as a "fundamental restructuring" of Apple’s supply chain.
The 2018 midterms have swept Democrats to a House majority, potentially with grave consequences for Donald Trump’s presidency. A number of races continued to hang in the balance late in the small morning hours, among them the governorship of Wisconsin.
This week, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources gave the go-ahead to Taiwanese tech manufacturer Foxconn to siphon off 26.5ML of water per day from Lake Michigan, despite protests from conservation groups.
While Belkin has been around for over 35 years, recently the company's main source of success has come through designing a wide range of Apple-friendly accessories for products such as the iPhone. But now, Belkin and it's sub-brands, including router-maker Linksys and home automation brand Wemo, will be entering a new phase of life after getting purchased by Apple parts manufacturer Foxconn.
Hon Hai Precision Industry, more commonly known as Foxconn, came into the public consciousness earlier this decade when a salvo of exposés described the degrading and often dangerous conditions its poorly-paid workers endured to build expensive trinkets such as the iPhone. Today, the Financial Times reports that illegal labour practices persist.
President Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that Apple CEO Tim Cook had called him up and "promised me three big plants -- big, big, big."
We've all stolen things from work -- pencils, pens, maybe a notebook -- but this Foxconn employee went a little too far. According to AsiaOne, a former senior manager at the world's largest electronics maker and assembler was charged with stealing and selling 5700 iPhones for a value of about $US1.56 million ($2 million).
Deep learning, the Internet of Things, and virtual reality. They were already some of the biggest themes of this year's Computex, and during their keynote conference Intel continued to hammer home the importance of all three.
But perhaps the biggest element of the chip manufacturer's keynote was the battlegrounds they outlined for the future, battlegrounds that further highlight the company's transition away from just being a PC company.
Foxconn is best known as the sometimes-controversial Taiwanese manufacturer used by Apple to assemble iPhones. Sharp is an ailing Japanese company that used to make plasma TVs, and now makes iPhone displays.
You know that company that builds all your electronics? The one that makes your iPhone and your Xbox and your Kindle and has to install anti-suicide nets to deter miserable workers from ending their lives? It's a company known to Americans as Foxconn, and it's the 10th largest employer in the world.
A little less than a week before it's supposed to be unveiled to the public, the iPhone 5C is attracting attention from human rights groups for possible labour violations. While it feels like deja vu after the many Foxconn scandals, there's an important difference this time. The factory is American-owned.
A report from New York-based China Labor Watch has raised concerns over a new wave of worker abuse among Apple suppliers. While Cook and co attempt to shift some of their manufacturing load from Foxconn -- which has drawn its own share of criticism for worker abuse -- it seems it can't leave behind poor working conditions, reports the Wall Street Journal.