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Foxconn’s iPhone 5 factory workers strike over high quality demands and holiday working [Updated]

Foxconn workers at its Zhengzhou factory supposedly held a strike yesterday involving three to four thousand iPhone 5 production line workers. The strike was apparently called because workers were unhappy with being asked to work during holidays and overly strict demands on product quality without necessary training; the news comes from a report by China Labor Watch.

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Thousands of job seekers line up at Foxconn ahead of rumored iPad mini and iPhone 5 production.

Thousands of Chinese job seekers lined up outside Foxconn’s Chengdu plant where a huge summer recruitment drive is taking place. Foxconn is apparently looking to take on a large number of new employee’s for the summer months not only at its Chengdu plant but also at the Zhengzhou plant too. The information comes from a report by MIC Gadget.

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Rumored iPad mini rumored to be manufactured exclusively in Brazil

The iPad mini rumors will not go away and today's story centers around where it will actually be manufactured. According to a "Chinese reliable source", the iPad mini will be produced solely in Brazil. It is thought that all of the tooling and design work has already been carried out in China.

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Hon Hai CEO reportedly says iPhone 5 will outshine Galaxy S III, intends to beat Samsung in three to five years

Stop us if you've heard this before, but a quote is being attributed to Terry Gou, CEO of Apple manufacturing partner Hon Hai (parent company of Foxconn), this time claiming he said that consumers should hold out for the iPhone 5, as it will apparently put the Samsung Galaxy S III to shame.

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iPhone and iPad factory conditions haven't improved says activist group

A Hong Kong-based activist group called The Student & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior has recently issued a report concluding that very little has change in terms of working conditions since the Fair Labor Association published the results of their in-depth audit.

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Foxconn to double iPhone and iPad factory worker salaries by 2013

Foxconn, Apple's major manufacturing partner, has pledged to double salaries by the end of the year to $700. Though that might not sound like a lot, keep in mind that the current $350 base salary is well above the minimum $240/month wage set by the state, though well above the $145/month they were paying in early 2010.

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A rare look at the iPhone 4S assembly line at Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory

A new video has surfaced that gives us an extremely rare look at the iPhone assembly line within a Foxconn factory. Seeing one of these lines in action is a very rare occurrence as Apple is well known for keeping its production processes and products secret. The video is shot in Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant where over seventy percent of Apple’s iPhones are now made.

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Foxconn supposedly preparing to manufacture Apple television set [Updated]

Foxconn chiarman Terry Gou was recently quoted as saying that the manufacturing giant is making preparations for an Apple TV set, which included buying a significant stake in Sharp for access to LCD displays.

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Apple to split factory working condition costs with Foxconn

Foxconn's CEO Terry Gou recently revealed that they intend to split the initial costs of improving factory working conditions following an extensive third-party audit of the facilities where iPads and iPhones are made.

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95% of Apple's Asian employees are within overtime compliance

Since January, Apple's supply chain laborforce has jumped from 84% compliance with overtime standards to 95%, according to this month's Supplier Responsibility report.

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