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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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iPhone 6 production isn’t enough to meet demand

iPhone 6 production isn’t enough to meet demand

Did you pre-order an iPhone 6? If you decided to wait a bit, your wait may be a touch longer than you’d like. A new report suggests Foxconn, the primary manufacturing arm for the iPhone 6, is having trouble keeping up with demand.

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iPhone 6 Leakbusters: first arrest made in China

iPhone 6 Leakbusters: first arrest made in China

At least one arrest has been made in China over leaks of the iPhone 6 made earlier this year. This is the first in what we expect will be a line of lockdowns on the seemingly free-flowing sales of illicit materials in the country - namely pre-release Apple parts.

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iPhone 6 leak details two devices, Foxconn sources

iPhone 6 leak details two devices, Foxconn sources

There may very well be more than one iPhone 6 device appearing in your pocket in the near future. Word on the street for several months now has been that Apple would release two devices, both of them larger than the iPhone 5s on the market right now.

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Leaked iPhone 6 photos may have come straight from Foxconn

Leaked iPhone 6 photos may have come straight from Foxconn

A new set of pictures has leaked out of China, showing what’s believed to be the new, larger iPhone 6. Keeping in line with previous reports, the newest device looks much bigger, and has the same styling aesthetics. Curved, metal, and familiar, this may just be actual production photos of the new iPhone.

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Foxconn expanding work force by 15,000 this year

Foxconn expanding work force by 15,000 this year

In a recent statement, Foxconn (Hon Hai) announced plans to increase its work force numbers by 15,000 in Taiwan, a move that will help bolster its business growth efforts. Though the number pales in comparison to its Chinese employee numbers, it will be a significant increase to the company's 46,000 workers in Taiwan.

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Windows Phone Qualcomm spread: LG, Foxconn on board

Windows Phone Qualcomm spread: LG, Foxconn on board

This week Microsoft’s miniature press conference at Mobile World Congress 2014 had Joe Belfiore speaking up about a variety of topics, not least of all changes in requirements for Windows Phone. In addition to suggesting that in the future, manufacturers would not need to include a physical camera button to create a Windows Phone device, Belfiore suggested that a number of new Qualcomm processors would be able to work with Windows Phone in the near future.

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Google and Foxconn tipped in tie up for robotics project

Google and Foxconn tipped in tie up for robotics project

Typically, when we talk about Foxconn, we are talking about the Chinese company and its production of Apple gadgets. Foxconn does have customers other than Apple, but Apple is one of the largest. A new tie up between a US tech firm and Foxconn has been tipped. This tie up is said to be between Google and Foxconn in the robotics arena.

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iPhone 6 with sapphire display reportedly subject of 100-unit Foxconn test production

According to a report that has surfaced at the Taiwan publication Apple Daily, Chinese manufacturer Foxconn has kicked off a test production run of 100 iPhone units with sapphire display glass. This follows confirmation of a sapphire manufacturing facility in the US by Apple’s Tim Cook today.

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Foxconn managers arrested in iPhone component kickback scheme

Foxconn managers arrested in iPhone component kickback scheme

There have been some sad and shady dealings at Foxconn in the past; including a rash of employee suicides a few years back. Recently about a dozen Foxconn managers were arrested on charges that they were running a kickback scheme on component suppliers. The charges claim that the managers were demanding kickbacks from iPhone part suppliers.

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