Foxconn will sell its own smartphones in one of Apple’s hottest markets


Foxconn is moving to India
Foxconn's phone business is expanding to a new market.
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Foxconn, a company Apple heavily relies upon for iPhone production, plans to start selling its own smartphones in Japan.

It’s a bold move into one of Apple’s hottest markets by the Taiwanese electronics company, which employs around 1.3 million people and 40,000 robots.

Apple’s cost-cutting strategy draws ire of Chinese supply chain


Tim Cook meeting an iPhone manufacturer in China.
Tim Cook meeting an iPhone manufacturer in China.
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With iPhone demand slowing down, one of the ways in which Apple is hoping to increase earnings is by pushing its suppliers to work for less money — but it doesn’t seem to be going entirely to plan.

According to a new report, Apple is meeting resistance from manufacturers in its Taiwan-based supply chain as it requests that they lower quotes for iPhone 7 components by as much as 20 percent.

Apple starts ordering Apple Watch 2 components


Apple's diversifying its supplier base for the next-gen wearable.
Photo: Eric Heisuman

There may be disagreement over when exactly Apple Watch 2 will arrive, but Cupertino is confident enough about its plans to start divvying up component orders among companies in its supply chain.

In keeping with its recent strategy, Apple is looking to diversify its supply chain for the second-gen wearable by taking on additional manufacturers.

Apple Watch 2 will be 40 percent slimmer, claims dodgy analyst


Get your Apple Watch ready for the new iPhone.
The next Apple Watch might be a lot thinner.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

The next Apple Watch might arrive sooner than expected, based on a new rumor claiming Apple’s new wearable will be unveiled in June.

Not only is the new watch ahead of schedule, it may even sport a 40-percent-thinner design, hopefully without compromising on battery life.

Almost sounds too good to be true, right?