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Fire at Foxconn's main iPhone plant in China won't impact production, no injuries reported

A fire broke out on Sunday night at Foxconn's main iPhone manufacturing plant in Zhengzhou, China. No injuries have been reported, and Foxconn claims that the fire will not result in any production delays.

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Foxconn offers $5.3 billion to purchase Sharp

Foxconn has made an offer to purchase display maker Sharp for $5.3 billion (¥625 billion), according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Apple, Foxconn are reportedly considering major investments in Sharp's LCD business

Both Foxconn and Apple are said to be mulling major investments in Sharp's display business, which would see Foxconn take a majority stake in the business.

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Foxconn may be scouting locations in India for a new iPhone manufacturing facility

Foxconn is reportedly looking to start manufacturing iPhones in India, and is scouting locations in the countries for factories. Manufacturing iPhones and other Apple devices in India could see their prices drop in the country.

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Foxconn may build up to 70% of iPhone 6s orders, 100% of iPad Pros

Apple will reportedly continue using Foxconn as its primary manufacturing partner. Not only is the company said to receive as many as 70% of Apple's orders for this year's iPhone, but they will also reportedly build the long-rumored iPad Pro.

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Foxconn earnings get a boost thanks to the popularity of the iPhone 6

Foxconn, Apple's primary manufacturing partner in China, saw a big boost in its earnings thanks to the popularity of Apple's latest iPhones.

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A new look at the Foxconn factory where they make iPads and Macs

Foxconn offers a glimpse of how workers live inside one of company's factories in China, where over 140,000 employees help to make products for Apple.

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Foxconn profits rise thanks to popularity of iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Foxconn had a successful year, with a net profit increase of 22% over 2013, its highest earnings growth in five years, in part due to the popularity of Apple's new iPhones.

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iPhone trade-in program reported to launch in China, Foxconn to buy and resell used devices

The program in China will reportedly involve Apple selling traded-in iPhones directly to Foxconn, who will then refurbish and resell the devices via its own channels.

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Foxconn plans to cut its huge workforce due to higher labor costs [Update: No, it won't]

Update: Foxconn has now told CNET that Reuters' story is "completely inaccurate and totally without foundation", adding, "As we continue to increase the application of automation in our operations, the magnitude of our employee recruitment is expected to decrease in the years ahead, but we have no plans to reduce our workforce numbers now or anytime in the future."

Original story: Foxconn, the main manufacturing partner for Apple, will reduce its huge workforce in the face of higher labor costs and lower revenues. The move comes even as Apple is expecting to reveal high sales for its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus later today, both of which are made at Foxconn factories.

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