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Apple does the math on “Made in America” iPhone

Apple does the math on “Made in America” iPhone

The fact that iPhones are largely assembled in China has long been a topic of debate and, for some, a point of contention. If new reports are to be believed, there may come a day when iPhones are manufactured in the US. That's according to Nikkei Asian Review, which spoke to unnamed sources who said that Apple has been in discussions with suppliers about the possibility of American manufacturing.

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iPhone 8’s first big secret spilled in Taiwan by Foxconn

iPhone 8’s first big secret spilled in Taiwan by Foxconn

Apple's iPhone 8 details appear (well before release date) at a talk with Sharp CEO Jeng-wu Tai. This event occurred over the weekend at at Tatung University and, at first, seemed innocuous enough. Speaking about displays isn't off-topic for Sharp's CEO, but revealing Apple's future is. A switch by Apple from LCD to OLED would be a big move, especially since it'd be the first major update to iPhone displays in years.

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After iPhone 7 release, a glass iPhone 7 Pro for 2017

After iPhone 7 release, a glass iPhone 7 Pro for 2017

We’ll probably be seeing Apple’s new iPhone next month, but speculation is already looking far into the future, and that future may include a glass casing. Foxconn has been tipped in an effort to develop its own glass phone casings, something sources say it has been working on for the past year or so to perfect in time for the 2017 iPhones; it is also reportedly developing its own high-end OLED technologies thanks to its Sharp acquisition in a bid to take on Samsung and China's Biel Crystal.

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Foxconn, Sharp tipped to close acquisition deal on March 31

Foxconn, Sharp tipped to close acquisition deal on March 31

In late February the news broke that troubled Japanese tech giant Sharp had agreed to an acquisition deal with Taiwan's Foxconn. Both sides were happy with the arrangement, but just before ink was put to paper it was revealed that Sharp had financial liabilities amounting to a staggering $3.1 billion. Foxconn execs were stunned, to say the least, and the deal was immediately placed on hold to renegotiate a reduced bailout. It is now believed that the two companies are ready to move forward, with March 31st said to be the day the deal will be closed.

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Foxconn, Sharp deal in danger due to financial liabilities

Foxconn, Sharp deal in danger due to financial liabilities

The unfolding events feel as if they have gone from mere business case to TV drama, with a potential spouse mulling over leaving the other due to past dark secrets. The deal between Japan's Sharp and Taiwan's Foxconn almost seemed ready to be inked but, at the last minute, Sharp may have revealed a bombshell that had Foxconn executives going berserk. That bombshell was just how much potential financial liabilities that Sharp will be bringing along when it moves in with Foxconn, amounting to no less than $3.1 billion.

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Sharp chooses Foxconn over government-backed fund

Sharp chooses Foxconn over government-backed fund

It might mark the end of a mostly Japanese control over one of the country's biggest LCD panel makers, a company that has held its ground for nearly a century. According to a filing made by the company, Sharp has agreed to accept Taiwanese company Foxconn's bid to own a majority stake in the company. This decision edges out Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, a government-backed fund that rescues ailing Japanese businesses and tries to turn them around. INCJ's solution, however, would have seen Sharp sold in pieces, which the company considered less favorable than having Foxconn control a still whole company.

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Report: Foxconn named preferred bidder by Sharp

Report: Foxconn named preferred bidder by Sharp

Foxconn has prevailed in its hopeful bid to buy Japanese company Sharp, according to a new report. We heard rumbles about such plans in late January, and now sources have surfaced claiming Sharp Corporation has selected Foxconn of Taiwan as the preferred bidder. If the sources are correct, Foxconn is willing to fork out the Yen equivalent of $5.9 billion for Sharp, which has struggled to compete in a market dominated by bigger players.

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Foxconn really wants to buy Sharp, Japan government wary

Foxconn really wants to buy Sharp, Japan government wary

Sharp, a well-known brand when it comes to displays, screens, and TVs, is a company in deep financial trouble. There is no escaping that fact. The only question now is who will bail it out of its fate. It might seem surprising that Foxconn, the contract manufacturing company most famous for assembling Apple's devices, is offering a handsome some to buy Sharp. The fact that Foxconn is a Taiwanese company, however, is sending warning signals to Japanese officials, complicating the matter for Sharp and its future.

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OnePlus taps Foxconn in India, puts phone on sale for 1-hour

OnePlus taps Foxconn in India, puts phone on sale for 1-hour

OnePlus has expanded their manufacturing of smartphones to India in a move that'll bring jobs to one of the regions in which they sell the most devices. The OnePlus crew have also announced that they'll be releasing the OnePlus 2 again for 1-hour this afternoon in another of their many moves to create hype around the device and its production. While it was expected that a special event in India today would be home to a new device, it was instead an announcement of expansion of manufacturing only.

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Apple will reportedly let Foxconn resell iPhones in China

Apple will reportedly let Foxconn resell iPhones in China

Stateside, we’ve got plenty of avenues for snapping up used smartphones. Swappa, Gazelle, and others make for an easy conduit for buying and selling devices. In China, things are a bit less official, and the pre-owned market is like the wild west. According to a new report, the iPhone re-sell market is getting a bit more polished, as Apple is reportedly set to allow their supply chain partner Foxconn to buy used iPhones, refurbish them, and sell them via their official web store.

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You want the Nokia N1, but you can’t have it: Hands-on

You want the Nokia N1, but you can’t have it: Hands-on

Nokia's N1 tablet may not be the newest Android on the block, but its China-only availability has meant checking out the iPad mini-esque hasn't been easy. Happily the Finns have been showing off the sleek hardware here at Mobile World Congress, and I can legitimately say I'm suddenly jealous of mainland China. Sure, the design is nowhere near original, but with a sticker price equivalent to $249 and what's possibly the best-constructed hardware of any Android tablet I've used recently, it's hard not to be impressed.

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Bendgate straight up denied by Foxconn CEO

Bendgate straight up denied by Foxconn CEO

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou spoke up this week on a brief news interview in China, suggesting that "bendgate" was nothing more than a distorted view of reality. Created by competitors, he said, "don’t blindly listen to it." The news footage also had the Foxconn CEO asking "how can a phone bend?" - suggesting there’s no real way an iPhone 6 Plus could bend without significant force applied to it.

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