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Apple and Foxconn pool cash for factory refresh

Apple and Foxconn pool cash for factory refresh

Apple has taken some heat over conditions at Foxconn factories located in mainland China, although the company has been quick to address such issues. The latest development sees Apple and Foxconn sharing the costs to try and improve working conditions at the factories. Foxconn declined to say how much the companies were spending, or how the companies would split the investment.

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Foxconn fanless PCs breaks cover

Foxconn fanless PCs breaks cover

Foxconn is set to get into the fanless PC realm with two new offerings running either an Intel Atom or an AMD processor. The Intel computer is called the AT-5300, and the AMD version is called AT-5600. Both machines are the small and compact type designed easily fit into tight spaces or entertainment centers in the living room.

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iPad Mini orders received in China

iPad Mini orders received in China

It would appear that sources have confirmed orders coming in from Apple to one Taiwan-based manufacturer for the next generation in iOS device known as the iPad Mini. This of course is not the first we've heard of such a product, and though it's been common knowledge for some time now that Steve Jobs himself said there'd never be an Apple tablet smaller than the classic iPad, but Netease has reported that both Foxconn and Pegatron have received orders to begin construction on a new breed of iPad fitting somewhere in-between the iPhone and the current iPad in any iteration. Could Apple be moving to the next generation where lower prices on the original iPad will no longer cut it?

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Apple shows Foxconn iPad construction in rare hands-on video

Apple shows Foxconn iPad construction in rare hands-on video

A brand new video report has been created to bring a relatively until-now unseen look inside one of the many Foxconn factories in China creating the new iPad for 2012. A report by journalist Rob Schmitz, who appears to have been given approval by Apple to enter a factory and do a close-up feature on Foxconn for American Public Media's Marketplace, has surfaced today with basic details on the goings-on in the workplace. This report is a far cry from the harsh (and ultimately found fabricated) judgements placed on the working conditions earlier this year - Foxconn looks downright fun to work at here!

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Foxconn pay hike has other companies worried

Foxconn pay hike has other companies worried

Following the highly public report on the working conditions and labor law violations at Foxconn's factories in China, the major Apple supplier promised to make several improvements, including reducing work hours and increasing wages. Although it was surprising that workers were actually more concerned than elated, it's quite understandable that other factories now worry that they'll have to follow suit.

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Foxconn workers unconvinced by FLA overtime limits

Foxconn workers unconvinced by FLA overtime limits

High profile campaigns pushing Apple and manufacturing partner Foxconn to slash working hours for production line staff may be perceived as a win for worker rights, but employees themselves are objecting to the sudden mandatory cut in overtime. "We have just been told that we can only work a maximum of 36 hours a month of overtime. I tell you, a lot of us are unhappy with this" one Foxconn worker told Reuters in the aftermath of the policy change. "We think that 60 hours of overtime a month would be reasonable and that 36 hours would be too little."

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Apple, Foxconn promise to fix violations found by labor audit

Apple, Foxconn promise to fix violations found by labor audit

In what's considered one of the most detailed labor investigations of a Chinese manufacturer, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) has found excessive working times and various health and safety issues at the factories of Apple supplier Foxconn. Foxconn as vowed to rectify the violations and bring all factories up to spec by July 2013.

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