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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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Aluminum choice being blamed for delays with iPhone 5 availability

The decision to go with aluminum in the latest iPhone 5 is now being blamed for the poor availability and shipping times. The iPhone 5 has been on sale for just over two weeks now and Apple is still quoting availability for new devices at the time of writing of 3-4 weeks. According to a report by Bloomberg, the reason for the slow availability is all down to quality control problems with the aluminum used in the banding around the iPhone 5 and the back cover.

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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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