China’s days as the world’s factory are over, according to the Chairman of Foxconn, which manufactures iPhones.
Major iPhone assemblers in China are cutting workers and stopping overtime at their factories as demand drops.
Foxconn hopes that it can resume up to half of its output by the end of February and be at 80 percent by the end of March.
iPhone assembler Wistron is set to increase its production of Apple’s smartphone at a third plant in India.
Apple manufacturer Foxconn has launched an investigation into allegations that staff and a Taiwanese businessman sold defective iPhones.
Foxconn promised it would build five centers in Wisconsin that would each bring 100-200 jobs. But now it says they aren’t being developed.
Foxconn founder Terry Gou urged Apple to move some of its production chain from China to Taiwan as trade tensions increase.
Foxconn could make iPhones outside of China if the U.S.-China trade war escalates further, a senior executive assured investors.
Key Apple supplier Foxconn is moving 155 jobs from the U.S. to Mexico. They offshored jobs come from a factory located outside of Indianapolis, according to Reuters, who broke the news. It comes alongside continued criticism of the firm for failing to meet its job creation targets in Wisconsin.
The Taiwan-based electronics maker said in a filing in Indiana in November 2018 that it would lay off 155 workers at a computer factory outside Indianapolis, citing “changes in our business and production objectives.” The Labor Department in February determined that the jobs were eliminated because the company had shifted some production to Mexico, records obtained by Reuters through a Freedom of Information Act request show….The company told the Indianapolis Business Journal in November that the plant in Plainfield, Indiana, was operated by a subsidiary firm and added that the layoffs would not affect other Foxconn-related companies.
Despite Wisconsin’s governor wanting to change his mind on the deal, Foxconn says its still committed to the project.
Foxconn said remained committed to its planned factory in Wisconsin, despite recent criticism from the state’s Governor.
Wisconsin’s governor wants to renegotiate his deal with Foxconn, saying he doesn’t believe the jobs promised as part of the deal will come.
“Clearly the deal that was struck is no longer in play and so we will be working with individuals at Foxconn and of course with (the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.) to figure out how a new set of parameters should be negotiated.”
Wisconsin forced people out of their homes, claiming the site of the Foxconn plant was blighted, and now it’s changing its mind. Shameful.
Further reports emerged that Foxconn will begin assembling iPhones in India, in light of the ongoing U.S. – China trade war.
Foxconn could start assembling top-end iPhones in India as early as 2019 – it would be a significant increase in Apple’s business there.
Manufacturers engaged in a dispute with chipmaker Qualcomm are “gearing up” for a trial in April, according to their lead attorney.
iPhone manufacturer Foxconn is exploring the possibility of opening a factory in Vietnam according to local media reports.
Apple has reportedly slashed the number of iPhone XR units it is having manufactured, while boosting iPhone 8.
Apple’s HomePod still isn’t on store shelves, but it looks to be getting a little closer now that Inventec has completed a production order for 1 million units.
Apple’s MacBook Pro has some good news and bad news in store for 2018: Foxconn gets the good news because Apple is sending it more laptop production, and the bad news is for users who were hoping for a major laptop redesign this year.
Adam Christianson from The Maccast and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer their take on supposed leaked videos showing the back casing from the iPhone 8, plus they talk about issues with Apple Pay at retailers.