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Third worker dies after Foxconn plant explosion, Foxconn and Apple offer statements

Third worker dies after Foxconn plant explosion, Foxconn and Apple offer statements

We reported on the tragic explosion that happened in the Chinese Foxconn factory where the Apple iPad 2 is made on Friday. The explosion apparently was the result of combustible aluminum dust that was in ducts in the polishing section of the plant according to initial investigations. Two workers were killed in the initial explosion and there are still several other workers in the hospital. M.I.C. Gadget reports that the combustible dust had apparently gathered in a dust collecting pipe.

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Foxconn iPad 2 plant explosion [Video] [Updated]

Foxconn iPad 2 plant explosion [Video] [Updated]

An explosion at the Foxconn Chengdu production facility in China has been reported, the facility where Apple produces much of its iPad 2 supply. According to MIC Gadget, the explosion happened at 19:10 local time; numbers of injured are unknown, though one report suggests that 6-7 people have already been seen by doctors at the scene, and more are expected imminently.

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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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