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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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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 29, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 29, 2012

This morning all of you running older Android devices will be able to roll out with Temple Run thanks to hackers galore. The Galaxy Nexus, made by Samsung and powered by Google, will be getting Android 4.0.4 with the XOOM Wi-fi and the Nexus S as well. There's a lovely Metro Theme from Windows 8 and Windows Phone now available for the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook tours Foxconn factory in China

Apple CEO Tim Cook tours Foxconn factory in China

Apple has taken some heat recently regarding pay and working conditions in Foxconn factories located in China. The company has taken steps to address concerns, publishing reports in the past surrounding conditions in the factories. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, is currently visiting China, and has paid a visit to a Foxconn factory.

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Apple Television talk reignites with Sharp patent overlap

Apple Television talk reignites with Sharp patent overlap

Long-standing rumors of a standalone Apple TV set continue to percolate, with suggestions that Foxconn parent Hon Hai's display deal with Sharp, along with fresh Apple panel patents, lend weight to the HDTV whispers. The Cupertino company is apparently working on an advancement of Fringe Field Switching (FSS) systems suitable for HDTV-scale panels, with Patently Apple flagging up a recently granted patent for the TFT LCD display technology. FSS is currently used in Apple's smaller devices, and relies on IPS display technology of which Sharp is a notable patent holder.

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iPhone 5 orders received by Foxconn

iPhone 5 orders received by Foxconn

Today a local news report from Taiyuan, Shanxi, China has reported that the Foxconn factory in the area is looking to hire 20,000 workers to create the new iPhone specifically. This report from Taiyuan notes that the factory "urgently" seeks this massive amount of new workers to work on their new orders for the production of the iPhone 5. This new device will likely be released this year per patterns laid down by Apple over the past few years with mobile device releases.

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Sharp inks Foxconn deal to rescue diving profits

Sharp inks Foxconn deal to rescue diving profits

Sharp has announced a deal with Foxconn parent Hon Hai Production that will see the Japanese company increase its use of third-party components, while Hon Hai takes shares in its new partner's LCD business. Described by Sharp as a necessary step given the continuing price slump in the electronics business, stronger global competition, and a response to environmental changes, the deal will see Hon Hai grab 50-percent of the Japanese firm's holding in the Sakai LCD plant.

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Tim Cook visits China for “greater investment”

Tim Cook visits China for “greater investment”

The world's most heavily populated country has has Tim Cook as its guest this past week, Apple assuring Chinese officials from Beijing that they would be investing further in the country as it opens up to the mobile world. This visit is not the first time Apple has been in the country, of course, with both parts factories and sales hitting the news headlines for quite a few months now. Apple's few retail stores in China have blossomed in the short time they've been there, with Cook's visit coming amid promises that the successful retail model Apple has in the USA will expand to China past their initial "test phase."

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Foxconn won’t sue over This American Life Apple blunder

Foxconn won’t sue over This American Life Apple blunder

Foxconn has announced it will not be taking legal action against the producers of This American Life over the retracted Apple worker treatment story, despite admissions last week that the show's contents were "partially falsified." Public Radio International revealed on Friday that the January radio show was artificially biased against Apple, Foxconn and other production partners, with actor and content lead Mike Daisey fabricating experiences from his visits to the plants. Yet despite the apparently misleading comments, Foxconn won't be unleashing its legal team, Reuters reports.

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This American Life Apple episode retracted as “partially fabricated”

This American Life Apple episode retracted as “partially fabricated”

Public Radio International has retracted its controversial This American Life episode on Apple and Foxconn worker conditions, claiming that it discovered the content was "partially fabricated" by commentator Mike Daisey. The Mr.Daisey Goes to the Apple Factory episode - described by PRI as "one of our most popular" - documented Daisey's supposed journey to discover the manufacturing practices behind Apple's products, painting a picture of poor treatment at odds with the Cupertino company's own claims.

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Workers still seek treatment after December iPad plant explosion

Workers still seek treatment after December iPad plant explosion

According to the NPR, hours after Apple inspectors left an iPad manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China where the iPad is produced an explosion struck. The explosion occurred in December of last year, and it happened in a facility other than the one the New York Times investigated. Last week, NPR reports that it met with 25 of the workers of his injured in the Shanghai explosion. The workers claim that it had been inspected by Apple hours before the blast.

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