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Apple's Foxconn Plants Have Improved: Audit

Aug 21 2012, 7:57pm CDT | by

But there is still more work to be done

Apple's public image may receive a little bit of a boost thanks a new audit of worker conditions at the enormous Foxconn plant overseas, which found that people who work on assembling iPhones and...

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Apple's Foxconn Plants Have Improved: Audit

Aug 21 2012, 7:57pm CDT | by

But there is still more work to be done

Apple's public image may receive a little bit of a boost thanks a new audit of worker conditions at the enormous Foxconn plant overseas, which found that people who work on assembling iPhones and iPads are receiving better treatment, but there is still more work to be done.

An independent audit was performed by the Fair Labor Association, which found that changes it had recommended in an earlier audit had in fact been implemented.

However, the FLA said, the company still needs to cut back the number of hours that employees are required to work in a given week by nearly a third.

This all comes after an onslaught of negative media put an immense spotlight on worker conditions at Foxconn a couple years ago. There were numerous reported incidents of worker suicide, and investigative reports found the mostly young employees being worked to the bone while doing some of the most monotous jobs you could imagine.

The FLA president Auret van Heerden recognized that Apple and Foxconn were working to improve that image, and improve the lives of people who put those electronics together.

"One of the sheer engineering challenges is being able to shorten the production cycle, so that they can get it all done in 49 hours instead of 60 hours. And the other part of the challenge then is workers' expectations," Heerden was quoted as saying by Reuters.

A lot of the changes have come as a result of Tim Cook stepping in as the new CEO of Apple.

Via Reuters

 
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2 days ago

WSJ claims Apple preparing 70-80M 'iPhone 6' units for fall launch

Jul 21 2014 9:40pm CDT | Source: MacNN

Participants dressed as Foxconn workers
A new report citing unnamed sources "familiar with the matter" claims that Apple has put in orders for its largest-ever initial iPhone run, asking suppliers Foxconn and Pegatron to produce between 70 million and 80 million units for the devices' debut in the fall through the end of the year. Claiming that the order includes both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models (though the latter has yet to reveal solid evidence of actually exi ...
Source: MacNN   Full article at: MacNN
 

 
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2 days ago

Apple Preparing Between 70 and 80 Million 4.7 and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Units to Meet High Consumer Demand

Jul 21 2014 7:27pm CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

CEO Tim Cook Visits Beijing
Apple is asking its suppliers to manufacture a massive number of 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones in anticipation of high consumer demand, reports The Wall Street Journal. The company is seeking between 70 and 80 million units combined of the 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 by December, its largest order to date and a major jump from last year, where it ordered between 50 and 60 million iPhone 5s and 5c models.Its forecast for what is commonly called the i ...
Source: Mac Rumors   Full article at: Mac Rumors
 

 
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6 days ago

Chinese Report Confirms 100,000 new iPhone Workers Hired

Jul 18 2014 7:46am CDT | Source: Patently Apple

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On July 7 we posted a report titled "Hon Hai's Plan to Hire 100,000 Workers for iPhone 6 Production Throws Cold Water on Speculative Robot Rumors." Today that rumor was supporte ...
Source: Patently Apple   Full article at: Patently Apple
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Apple is Ordering an Unprecedented First Batch of 68 Million iPhone 6 Units

Jul 10 2014 10:07am CDT | Source: iClarified

Terry Gou, founder of Taiwan's Hon Hai P
Apple is reportedly ordering iPhone 6 units at an unprecedented level with the company's first batch numbering at least 68 million units, according to Taiwan’s Business Weekly. The site didn't specify if the orders for the 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch model so the number could be for both combined, notes GforGames.Business Weekly now estimates that the first iPhone 6 batch / order will be of at least 68 million units. Furthermore, the device(s) will allegedly enter mass prod ...
Source: iClarified   Full article at: iClarified
 

 
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5 weeks ago

Beleaguered BlackBerry hopes to launch phablet

Jun 12 2014 4:29pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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google_ad_client = "ca-pub-9654279268749293"; /* Article Body, 336x280, Above the fold */ google_ad_slot = "0670981169"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--> “John Chen, CEO of Canadian handset manufacturer BlackBerry Limited, has given an indication that BlackBerry may introduce a phablet in the near future,” Zacks Investment Research writes for Benzinga. “Chen hopes that Blackberry, ...
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8 weeks ago

Foxconn reportedly gets Orders for 4.7 and 5.5 inch iPhones

May 27 2014 8:23am CDT | Source: Patently Apple

Participants dressed as Foxconn workers
According to a new DigiTimes report published today Foxconn will be Apple's primary source for manufacturing both 4.7 and 5.5 inch iPhones . ...
Source: Patently Apple   Full article at: Patently Apple
 

 

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