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iPad 2 and iPhone 4 shortage tipped as Foxconn falls behind

iPad 2 and iPhone 4 shortage tipped as Foxconn falls behind

Manufacturers want their gear to be popular, and they want consumers to line up to buy. The problem with being too popular is that it can be hard to keep enough stock on hand to supply the stores that are selling the hardware in droves. This is the issue Apple is having with many of its new products. The iPhone 4 was nearly impossible to get when it first launched with some people waiting weeks or months to be able to purchase the smartphones.

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Three Foxconn Employees Arrested And Charged For Leaking iPad 2 Design

Three Foxconn Employees Arrested And Charged For Leaking iPad 2 Design

According to a report today from DigiTimes, three employees of electronics manufacturer Foxconn in Shenzhen, China, have been arrested and charged for leaking the design of the iPad 2. The Apple tablet was launched just last month with its design and specs kept deeply under wraps the way Apple usually conducts launches, but properly sized shell and case accessories had already begun selling online as early as December of last year.

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iPad 2 shipping Feb 2011 for April release tip insiders

iPad 2 shipping Feb 2011 for April release tip insiders

iPad 2 manufacturer Foxconn is tipped to be preparing for shipment of the second-generation iPad "within the next 100 days", putting the new slate shipping in late February 2011 and, according to the sources, on sale in April 2011. That's according to DigiTimes, whose component manufacturer sources are suggesting that firmware development delays have pushed mass production of the iPad 2 back by around a month.

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iPad production boosted as new Foxconn plant comes online

iPad production boosted as new Foxconn plant comes online

Boosted production of Apple's iPad has apparently begun at new Foxconn plants in Chengdu, China, in an attempt to meet predicted strong holiday demand. Production is minimal, according to DigiTimes' sources, only amounting to around 10,000 units per day, but that's expected to change over the coming months until being positioned as a major supply base in Q1 2011. Eventually around 50 iPad production lines are expected to be active at the plant, with a maximum annual capacity of around 40m units.

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webOS torrent tipped as Palm plan 5-6 devices for 2011

webOS torrent tipped as Palm plan 5-6 devices for 2011

With the mildly-tweaked Palm Pre 2 leaving a less than pleasant taste in our collective mouths, the news that there are 5-6 new devices in the pipeline for 2011 is like a blast of cool, refreshing seltzer to the face.  According to CENS, Palm has inked contracts with Foxconn, who will provide four to five new devices, and Compal, who will provide one further device, in the coming year.  Among the line-up is the Foxconn-made PalmPad webOS tablet.

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Sony planning LCD HDTV outsourcing to Foxconn/Wistron?

Sony planning LCD HDTV outsourcing to Foxconn/Wistron?

Sony is reportedly looking to outsource production of its high-end LCD HDTVs, with Foxconn tipped to take responsibility for the Japanese company's frameless sets and Wistron the recently-unveiled Sony Google TV range.  According to DigiTimes' sources, the decision is primarily a cost-saving one, with Sony looking to outsource 70- to 80-percent of LCD TV production having just managed to turn around six years of consecutive financial losses by the division.

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Foxconn confirm handset price increases but deny deal poaching

Foxconn confirm handset price increases but deny deal poaching

Foxconn has seemingly confirmed that it is increasing manufacturing prices for clients such as Apple, Nokia, Motorola and Sony Ericsson, with a spokesperson telling DigiTimes that most of their clients have accepted the new quotes.  However, the company has also denied that rivals such as Compal are attempting to use the increase to poach deals, as is rumored by industry sources.

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