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Foxconn lands Brazilian tax breaks for iPad construction

Foxconn lands Brazilian tax breaks for iPad construction

Foxconn's plans to open a production facility in Brazil for the iPad surfaced last year. Foxconn intended to build iPads for Apple in Brazil, but the negotiations with the government over tax incentives stalled. Those negations have now taken a turn for the better as far as Foxconn is concerned and the plan for iPads made in Brazil has picked back up.

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Microsoft investigates Foxconn plant worker protest

Microsoft investigates Foxconn plant worker protest

Earlier in the week, we talked about workers at a Foxconn plant in China that threatened to kill themselves by jumping off the roof over a compensation dispute. The original report was that there were 300 workers involved. According to PC World, there were only 150 involved in the protest. Microsoft has investigated since the protest was at its Xbox 360 production facility.

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300 angry Foxconn workers in China threaten suicide over pay

300 angry Foxconn workers in China threaten suicide over pay

Foxconn has been under intense scrutiny in the past after workers committed suicide by jumping from the top of the factory. Allegations have included long working hours and little pay. According to an anti-government website in China, 300 workers at a Foxconn factory at Foxconn Technology Park in Wuhan threatened to jump from the top of the building.

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Apple iPad 2 factory explosion caused by aluminum dust again

Apple iPad 2 factory explosion caused by aluminum dust again

The recent explosion of Apple's iPad 2 factory operated by Pegatron in Shanghai, China is now being linked to a build up of fine aluminum dust. This is the same culprit in the Foxconn factory explosion earlier this year, where aluminum dust particles in the iPad 2 polishing workshop combusted.

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Foxconn gets contract for making next gen Kindle Fire says source

Foxconn gets contract for making next gen Kindle Fire says source

Rumors never stop floating around the tech world. The first generation Amazon Kindle Fire tablet isn’t even shipping until next month and we already have rumors on the next generation of the tablet. According to sources in the supply chain cited by DigiTimes, Foxconn will build the next generation Kindle.

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10-inch Kindle Fire production by holiday season tip insiders

10-inch Kindle Fire production by holiday season tip insiders

Amazon's 10.1-inch Kindle Fire tablet is expected to hit production before the end of the year, with shipments potentially in time for the 2011 holiday sales season, according to the latest rumors. Although the larger Kindle tablet was initially tipped for release in early 2012, DigiTimes' sources reckon Amazon is pushing ahead with a more aggressive timescale for the Foxconn-produced 10-incher.

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Brazilian iPad in doubt as Foxconn’s $12 billion expansion stalls

Brazilian iPad in doubt as Foxconn’s $12 billion expansion stalls

Apple's long time manufacturing partner Foxconn is expanding into Brazil with a $12 billion investment to setup facilities for producing iPhones and iPads. The first Brazilian-made iPads were originally expected to ship by December, but the process has hit a snag as negotiations between Foxconn and Brazilian officials have turned sour.

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Brazilian iPad production readies for December shipments

Brazilian iPad production readies for December shipments

iPad production in Foxconn's Brazilian production facility will see shipments beginning in December, according to science and technology minister Aolizio Mercadante, with the extra supplies expected to see the Apple slate come down in price. "At first many doubted, but it will be the first time that the company will produce iPads outside Chinese territory" Mercadante told press this week, Computerworld Brazil reports, going on to suggest that "we are taking a big step towards digital inclusion in the country."

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150,000 iPhone 5 a day as Apple ramps for launch

150,000 iPhone 5 a day as Apple ramps for launch

With the launch of the iPhone 5 expected to be a matter of weeks away, it's hardly a surprise that Apple's production partners should be beavering away at building the fifth-gen iOS smartphone. Still, from the latest channel leaks, it sounds like Apple isn't leaving stock levels to chance: DigiTimes' sources say Foxconn, Apple's OEM, is churning out 150,000 handsets per day.

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Foxconn looks to use robots to replace a million human workers

Foxconn looks to use robots to replace a million human workers

Foxconn has been making a bunch of Apple gear for a long time now. The company has hoards of workers in China that build iPhones, iPads, and a bunch of other gear for Apple, Sony, and Nokia in what is often alleged to be harsh conditions. The company was besieged at one point by a rash of workers jumping from the building to their deaths. The company has also had problems with leaks of new products ahead of launch.

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iPad 3 Contract Goes To Pegatron Instead Of Foxconn

iPad 3 Contract Goes To Pegatron Instead Of Foxconn

Although the iPad 2 launched but a few short months ago in March, there are already rumors of an iPad 3 or possibly an "iPad 2 Plus" that will feature an enhanced display and support full 1080p HD video. Whatever it's called, something is indeed brewing as reports now suggest a new manufacturer for this next-gen iPad has already been selected.

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Foxconn blocks iPad production plans

Foxconn blocks iPad production plans

Foxconn has reportedly blocked arch-rival Pegatron from securing iPad 3 manufacturing orders, with the company supposedly persuading Apple not to double up on its production partners. Rumors earlier this week suggested Apple was hedging its bets on future iPad fabrication by adding a second supplier, with Pegatron - which already produces the CDMA iPhone 4 - tipped as the most likely option; however, now DigiTimes' sources suggest Foxconn has reacted quickly to change the Cupertino company's strategy.

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