Factory is an aptly-named new iPad synthesizer from SugarBytes. In fact, calling it a synth is underselling it — kind of like calling GarageBand a “tape recorder”. Factory does synthesize sounds, but it also has built-in effects, a sequencer, an arpeggiator, and a totally wild DJ-style crossfader, which lets you morph between presets.
The app is ultra-flexible, as capable of finely-crafted sound design as it is of sonic mayhem.
Foxconn CEO Terry Gou said that Foxcon is currently weighing up the pros and cons of seven possible states in which to set up its first U.S.-based factory.
These states include Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Texas, all of which were chosen because — in Gou’s words — “they are the heart of the country’s manufacturing sector.”
Apple supplier Foxconn has reconfirmed its intentions to build factories in India, with officials telling ministers from the state of Maharashtra that it will invest $5 billion building plants in the country.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is said to be working with Foxconn to help find suitable land in the state to fit the iPhone maker’s demands.
Apple suppliers in Taiwan are already taking on new recruits in preparation for the iPhone 7. Local sources say that the design of this year’s device is more complex to build than previous models, so manufacturers are getting to work early.
A fire broke out over the weekend a Foxconn factory in China that is used to manufacture iPhones. The fire reportedly started Sunday night, although it was fortunately brought under control by the fire department before too much damage could take place.