Posts Tagged ‘Foxconn’

New USB plug promises to turn frustrated users’ world upside-down

(Media Release) Symmetrical Type-C rivals Apple’s Lightning for ease of use and spells end to struggles with wrong-way-up connectors. After almost two decades of trying and failing to plug in USB connectors the right way up first time round, computer users’ difficulties may be coming to an end. A new version of USB connector, called […]

Foxconn halts production at plant after mass brawl

Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology, a major supplier for Apple, has halted production at a plant in northern China after a fight broke out among workers. Foxconn confirmed that a “personal dispute” escalated into an incident involving about 2,000 workers, injuring 40 of them. Police later dealt with the situation near the facility in Taiyuan, which employs […]

A Trip to The iFactory: ‘Nightline’ Gets an Unprecedented Glimpse Inside Apple’s Chinese Core

“Okay.” “Okay.” “Okay.” The voices are robot feminine and they never shut up, each chirp a surreal announcement that another new iPad is about to be born. “Okay.” “Okay.” “Okay.” The factory floor is spotless under the bright fluorescent lights and with hypnotic rhythm, thousands of hands reach into a conveyor belt river, bringing each […]

In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad

The explosion ripped through Building A5 on a Friday evening last May, an eruption of fire and noise that twisted metal pipes as if they were discarded straws. When workers in the cafeteria ran outside, they saw black smoke pouring from shattered windows. It came from the area where employees polished thousands of iPad cases a […]

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