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Applier supplier Foxconn sales hit new record high

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iPhone sales drive Apple’s biggest supplier to big profits
Foxconn is Apple's biggest contract manufacturer.
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Life is good if you’re Apple’s biggest contract manufacturer! Foxconn, a.k.a. Hon Hai Precision Industry, has reported its highest-ever August sales in the company’s 45-year history.

Foxconn sales hit $12.76 billion for August. That’s up 0.2% from one month earlier. This is the sixth consecutive month in which Foxconn has registered month-on-month increases. While it can’t necessarily all be chalked up to Cupertino, Apple represents more than 40% of Foxconn’s total sales.

Apparent Foxconn insider spills big iPhone 11 secrets

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iPhone 11 could look very familiar, but with some nice improvements.
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Some huge new details about this year’s iPhone 11 refresh have been spilled by an apparent Foxconn insider.

In a leaked email, the employee claims Apple will add a brand new color option to its smartphone lineup this fall. They also say that the back of this year’s devices will get a new, not-so-slippery finish.

Foxconn takes heat for using teens to build Amazon devices

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Foxconn has another problem with underage workers.
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Frequent Apple contract manufacturer Foxconn recruited kids as young as 16 to work on its production lines, leaked documents show. The company reportedly pushed the teenagers to work nights and overtime as part of the job.

On this occasion, however, Apple isn’t the company under fire. The recruits (classed as “interns”) were working on the Amazon production line. They were building devices like the Echo smart speakers.

Foxconn recruits thousands to assemble 2019 iPhones

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Foxconn workers in Shenzhen will not report next week until further notice.
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Foxconn is on a hiring spree in China as it gets ready for mass production of the 2019 iPhones.

Apple typically sells millions in the first week of a new iPhone launch and reports suggest the 2019 lineup will have three handsets, including two featuring a three-camera array on the backplate.

Foxconn founder urges Apple to move manufacturing to Taiwan

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Departing Foxconn chairman Terry Gou has some words of wisdom for Apple.
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Terry Gou, departing founder of Apple’s biggest supplier Foxconn, has urged Apple to move manufacturing out of China. Gou suggests that Apple select neighboring country Taiwan as a location.

This would allow Apple to avoid any tariffs that come from the United States’ burgeoning trade war with China.

Foxconn says it could manufacture all U.S. iPhones outside of China

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Hong Kong police arrest smugglers with $1 million of iPhones and other devices
This could help Apple counter China trade tariffs.
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Fears about an impending trade war with China have shaken Apple, which produces the overwhelming majority of its devices in the country.

However, according to Apple manufacturer Foxconn, there’s some good news. It claims it has the capacity to produce all iPhones bound for the U.S. outside of China if it needs to.

Foxconn CEO may be headed to White House to discuss Wisconsin factory

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iPhone sales drive Apple’s biggest supplier to big profits
Plan for Foxconn's Wisconsin factory seem to have changed along the way.
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Departing Foxconn chairman Terry Gou is reportedly heading to the U.S. where he will have a meeting at the White House. The subject of the meeting will be Foxconn’s plans to open a factory in Wisconsin.

Foxconn maintains that it’s working hard to deliver the factory it received $4 billion in tax breaks for. However, behind-the-scenes dealings suggest that the company may be trying to renegotiate terms.

Foxconn wants to change the terms of its Wisconsin factory deal

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Foxconn previously agreed a massive deal to build a factory in Wisconsin.
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Foxconn promises that it’s working hard to deliver the Wisconsin factory it received $4 billion in tax breaks for. However, behind-the-scenes dealings show that the company could be trying to renegotiate terms.

A letter from Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers indicates that Foxconn proposed a change to the deal back in March. It is now planning to submit “the necessary documentation” to do so in the coming weeks.

Foxconn promises it’s committed to Wisconsin factory

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Foxconn workers in Shenzhen will not report next week until further notice.
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Foxconn swears its committed to bringing 13,000 jobs to Wisconsin just two days after the state’s governor said it wants out from its deal with the Taiwanese company.

Wisconsin governor Tony Evers, who inherited the deal when he took over office in January, said recently that he wants to renegotiate the parameters of the deal that gives Foxconn $4 billion in tax breaks. Not wanting to miss out on all those incentives, Foxconn is adamant about maintaining its course.