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Foxconn building $2.6 billion dedicated display plant for a single client

Foxconn, the manufacturer of Apple's devices, including the iPhone and iPad, is about to invest $2.6 billion in a facility in Taiwan dedicated to producing displays for a single client. While the client isn't explicitly named, few companies other than Apple could generate the demand that would require a dedicated display production facility. The plant is expected to begin producing displays by the end of next year, according to Bloomberg:

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Foxconn reportedly having issues keeping up with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus demand

Even as Apple gets ready to launch the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in less than two days, its main manufacturing contractor Foxconn is reportedly having issues keeping up with the demand for the new smartphone.

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Chinese Foxconn worker accused of stealing and selling iPhone 6 shells

A worker at one of Foxconn's factories in China was reportedly detained and accused by local law enforcement of stealing six shells for Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 and selling them to a buyer for $160 each.

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Foxconn to deploy 10,000 iPhone-building robots

Apple's primary manufacturing partner, Foxconn, announced during a shareholder call that they're going to begin deploying new robots in their factories to aid in iPhone production. 10,000 of the machines are set to hit the assembly lines shortly, each at a cost of $20,000 - $25,000 and be able to churn out 30,000 devices. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou said they're in the final phase of testing these "Foxbots".

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Apple manufacturers hire more staff in preparation for the iPhone 6

Foxconn and Pegatron have started recruitment drives that will see the two manufacturers increase their workforce by a significant amount to support production of the iPhone 6. According to Taiwan's Economic Daily News, Foxconn will be looking to add 100,000 people in mainland China, while Pegatron will expand its current numbers by 30 percent. Recruitment drives prior to an iPhone launch isn't news in of itself, but the numbers shared show just how much hype is anticipated for Apple's next smartphone.

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Foxconn and Pegatron manufacturer profits bouyed by increased iPhone and iPad sales

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. — you might know them better has Foxconn, manufacturer of many things Apple — saw their net profit last year rise 13% on the back of increased sales of iPhone and iPad devices. Pegatron, another major Apple manufacturer that is the primary source of the iPhone 5c and iPad Mini, saw their earnings jump 22% in just the last quarter.

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iPhone 5S wait time shortens as production increases

The wait for a new iPhone 5S has shrunk from weeks to days since last month, thanks to increased production of the phone by Foxconn. Apple has asked Foxconn to shift production from the iPhone 5C to the iPhone 5S, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Foxconn reports record profits thanks to Apple's expanding, harder to manufacture product lines

Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai, has posted record profits for its fourth quarter which amounted to NT$37 billion ($1.2 billion), a 5.6% increase, which surpassed analyst estimates of NT$35.9 billion. A majority of that increase can be contributed to Apple's expanding product lines and the cost involved in manufacturing, particularly when it comes to the iPhone 5.

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Foxconn to expand American manufacturing operations

Foxconn is planning an expansion of its American operations. Foxconn is known for manufacturing Apple products, along with those from companies such as Samsung and HTC, and this news comes after Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that one of Apple’s Mac lines will be manufactured in the United States starting next year, with Apple investing $100 million in that operation.

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Foxconn says the iPhone 5 is the most difficult device they've ever assembled, hopes practice will make perfect

iPhone supply shortages happen almost every year, but with the iPhone 5 they've been compounded by quality assurance concerns -- namely chips and scratches occurring at the factory before the devices are as much as opened by customers. A nameless Foxconn executive has some thoughts as to why.

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