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Apple retail store in Brazil tipped to open by March

Apple retail store in Brazil tipped to open by March

The first rumblings we heard that Apple was looking to open its first retail store in South America surfaced in November of 2012. Those rumblings were about a year ago and this week rumblings have resurfaced with a tip from a source claiming to be familiar with Apple's plans. That source claims that the Apple retail store in Brazil could be opening at some point in the next five months.

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Foxconn PlayStation 4 labor policies broken for student interns

Foxconn PlayStation 4 labor policies broken for student interns

It would appear that the team responsible keeping labor policies intact for at least one Foxconn manufacturing plant in China is in it deep this week as a group of students was found to be working well beyond their normal allotment of intern hours. What we've got here is a set of student engineering majors headed for graduation at the Xi'an Institute of Technology working specifically on an order of Sony's next gaming console: the PlayStation 4. These students worked on a series of tasks at a Foxconn plant which had them staying late and working overtime - strictly against student intern rules in the plant.

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Google Foxconn patent buy amps up augmented reality for Glass

Google Foxconn patent buy amps up augmented reality for Glass

Though they've not said so in so many words, the folks at Hon Hai Precision (aka Foxconn) have just sold patents to Google that'll allow the US-based company to expand their hold on the world of augmented reality through head-mounted displays. This buy can quite readily be traced to the wearable device known as Google Glass, a head-mounted display with camera, wireless connectivity, and voice recognition abilities. This is a relatively unheard-of purchase as intellectual property is sold by a China-based manufacturer to a USA-based technology company.

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iPhone 5S production this month for fall release, says analyst

iPhone 5S production this month for fall release, says analyst

We wouldn't be too surprised if Apple launched a new iPhone later in the fall, but the start of production for the new device could let us in on when we might expect the iPhone 5S to officially arrive. It's said that production of the next-generation iPhone will begin sometime this month, with a launch date sometime in September or October.

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iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 tipped for August production: specifications MIA

iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 tipped for August production: specifications MIA

As months pass since the last release of devices in Apple's iPad range, suggestions of production of the two newest entries in the environment appear. This week word comes from Taiwan that one of Apple's most-used manufacturing groups, Foxconn, will be ramping up production on both a second generation of the iPad mini and the 5th generation of the full-sized iPad as soon as next month in China. This news comes attached with a supposed production sample of the new iPad mini, sharper edges, black casing, thinner body and all.

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iPad mini 2 and “budget” iPhone orders tipped to hit Pegatron for August

iPad mini 2 and “budget” iPhone orders tipped to hit Pegatron for August

It would appear that the order for the next-generation devices in both smartphone and tablet form have hit the manufacturing line Pegatron if reports today hold steady. The folks at Pegatron have more than once been suggested to be taking on more Apple orders of late, with the first iPad mini and the "budget" iPhone for later this year appearing both inside and outside of Apple's general favorite for such duties: Foxconn.

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Mozilla and Foxconn team up to offer Firefox OS devices

Mozilla and Foxconn team up to offer Firefox OS devices

At Computex earlier today, Mozilla and Foxconn have announced a partnership that will see Mozilla's new Firefox OS be used on several devices that will be manufactured by Foxconn, including a tablet that has already been shown off. It'll be manufactured for an OEM, but neither Mozilla or Foxconn have revealed who the lucky company is.

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Apple pushing supply chain load from Foxconn to Pegatron, says sources

Apple pushing supply chain load from Foxconn to Pegatron, says sources

As we noted yesterday, Apple's Tim Cook hinted that variations of the iPhone, such as versions that fall at different price points, could be in the company's future. Rumors of a low-cost iPhone have been circulating for months now, with at one point Apple's Phil Schiller saying such a device will never have a future in the company's products. Despite that, the rumor is still alive, and today sources told the Wall Street Journal that a low-cost iPhone is expected to be made available later this year.

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Foxconn own-brand expansion tipped as Apple orders plateau

Foxconn own-brand expansion tipped as Apple orders plateau

Apple's tussle for market share with Samsung has forced Foxconn to consider launching its own brand of accessories, sources claim, as the long-time iPhone manufacturing partner hunts alternative sources of income. "Limited order growth" among Foxconn's bigger clients has been blamed for the strategy shift, one Hon Hai executive told the WSJ, with sources claiming that the company is no longer satisfied with contract manufacturing and instead wants to leverage its own brand. Another possibility is white-label content supply, branching out into media Foxconn would supply to its existing customers.

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Apple to build US Macs in Texas, Foxconn most likely to assemble

Apple to build US Macs in Texas, Foxconn most likely to assemble

Apple announced back in December that they would be making some of their Mac computers in the US, but they didn't specify where exactly the machines would be made. However, during an appearance before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that made-in-USA Macs will be manufactured in Texas.

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Foxconn continues to violate Chinese labor laws says report

Foxconn continues to violate Chinese labor laws says report

Foxconn has come under fire repeatedly, fueled by several worker suicides and threats of suicides, as well as protests and its eventual installation of nets to catch employees who jump from the roof. Because of the criticism, the Chinese manufacturer - which supplies some Apple devices, among others - agreed to over 300 terms set forth by Apple after a Fair Labor Association investigation. While some things have changed, the latest report shows that employees are still being overworked.

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Apple reportedly returns 8m iPhone to Foxconn over quality issues

Apple reportedly returns 8m iPhone to Foxconn over quality issues

Apple has reportedly sent back a batch of as much as eight million iPhones to Foxconn after the Cupertino-based company deemed the new units unfit for sale. The reason behind Apple's rejection of the new batch of phones remains rather dubious at this point, but it's said it's "due to appearance of substandard or dysfunctional problems."

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