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iPhone 5 production slows as Apple fixes aluminum issues

iPhone 5 production slows as Apple fixes aluminum issues

The iPhone 5 underwent a lot of cosmetic changes that took the basic, overall design of the previous two generations, but used aluminum instead of glass for the back plate (as well as making it larger and thinner at the same time, obviously). However, owners quickly found out that the aluminum scratched pretty easily, and now it seems Apple is going back to the drawing board to improve the iPhone 5's aluminum quality.

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Foxconn denies reports of worker strike

Foxconn denies reports of worker strike

Yesterday, China Labor Watch reported that three to four thousand Foxconn quality assurance workers went on strike after iPhone 5 quality demands were raised to extremes. The report also stated that a fight broke out between workers that sent some to the hospital, and that a contributing factor in the strike was that workers weren't allowed to take time off during the week-long national holiday that kicked off at the beginning of last week. Today, Foxconn is denying that a strike ever happened, saying that production on the iPhone 5 has "continued on schedule."

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 5, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 5, 2012

We've arrived at another Friday evening, which means that the weekend lies ahead. Today, as many of you probably already know, was the one-year anniversary of the passing of Steve Jobs. Apple paid tribute to Jobs in a new video released today, and it was announced that three modified MacBook Pros will be auctioned off in memory of Jobs. On the lighter side of things, Lenovo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the ThinkPad with a look back through time, and Samsung's profits for Q3 2013 managed to break company records (not an easy thing to do, considering how popular Samsung is).

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iPhone 5 quality demands reportedly lead to large-scale Foxconn strike

iPhone 5 quality demands reportedly lead to large-scale Foxconn strike

Just a little over a week after a brawl broke out at one of Foxconn's factories in China, we're now getting reports that Foxconn workers have gone on strike due to iPhone 5 quality demands. China Labor Watch is reporting that the strike happened today at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou Factory and involved three to four thousand production workers, most of which were onsite quality control personnel. The result of the strike? CWL says that the strike "paralyzed" production lines.

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Foxconn riot could happen again, experts warn

Foxconn riot could happen again, experts warn

The riot that caused one of Foxconn's factories to close down on Monday was definitely big news, but it wasn't entirely unexpected. We're heard for years that working conditions at Foxconn aren't exactly the best, with labor groups frequently bringing the company to the public's attention. Those who have Foxconn assemble their products have performed numerous investigations into the working conditions at the factory, and it isn't uncommon to see anonymous Foxconn workers discussing the more negative parts of their jobs on various news sites.

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Foxconn freezes production after 2,000-strong brawl

Foxconn freezes production after 2,000-strong brawl

Foxconn has frozen production at a Chinese facility after violence broke out and eventually escalated to involve around 2,000 workers, requiring police intervention to settle the dispute. Approximately 40 people were injured after what Foxconn describes as a "personal dispute" snowballed at the Taiyuan plant, the BBC reports, with Chinese state media claiming it had been "triggered by a conflict" involving workers and a restaurant owner.

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iPad Mini reportedly enters production, Foxconn gets assistance

iPad Mini reportedly enters production, Foxconn gets assistance

Here's an interesting little story as the news day winds down: according to the Economic Daily News out of Taiwan, the iPad Mini has entered mass production. Of course, with the iPad Mini rumored to be revealed sometime next month, that probably isn't going to come as a shock to most people. After all, Apple's probably expecting this new tablet to fly off the shelves like every other iDevice before it, so it needs to be ready.

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