Apple’s has Pegatron beginning to assemble iPhone 14 models in India in a move to gradually shift iPhone production away from China.
iPhone assembler Pegatron announced at a shareholder’s meeting that it’s looking to expand outside of China due to COVID-19 restrictions.
As relations between the United States and China continue to sour, Apple manufacturer Pegatron is already setting up shop in India.
Apple has decided to freeze new business with Pegatron after it discovered labor abuses at Chinese campuses run by the key iPhone-assembler.
Major iPhone assemblers in China are cutting workers and stopping overtime at their factories as demand drops.
Apple manufacturer Pegatron will start assembling MacBooks and iPads in Indonesia starting in June.
Apple has tasked Pegatron with manufacturing an ARM-based MacBook, or so a report claims. This rumored ARM Mac is code named “Star” and series number N84.
Apple’s iPhone manufacturing partners are suing Qualcomm for overcharging patent licensing fees, and Apple is footing the bill.
Every wonder what it’s really like to make iPhones in a Chinese factory? New York University student Dejian Zeng found out by working in one for 6 weeks for a summer project. BusinessInsider interviewed him about the experience, where he discussed the daily life of a worker. He shared a dorm with 7 people, worked 12 hour shifts, did repetitive tasks, and got paid more than the minimum wage. “I mean, it’s simple,” he said, “but that’s the work that you do. Over, over, over again. For whole days.” He also described being on an assembly line ramping up a new product, an experience that was punctuated by hours of boredom waiting for the next unit to work on. It’s an excellent read—I’m writing it up as a Cool Stuff Found, rather than a full article, because I want to encourage everyone to read it. Plus, these kinds of manufacturing jobs are not going to come back to the U.S., at least not for humans to do.