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Foxconn buildings covered in suicide nets, though most workers are just sleepy and bored

Although Nightline reports that there are nets just about everywhere at Foxconn to catch anyone trying to commit suicide, depression is apparently not that common. The counseling center is sparsely used, and most of the workers were simply tired from their 10-to-12-hour shifts.

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Apple grants ABC's Nightline exclusive access to their suppliers' factories in China

Responding to the ongoing controversy surrounding working conditions in Chinese factories, Apple has granted ABC News and their Nightline series exclusive access to go inside Foxconn and take a look around. Nightline new anchor Bill Weir has gone to Shenzhen China with film crew in tow to bring back the visual documentation of what exactly happens there.

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Apple welcomes Fair Labor Association voluntary inspections to its Foxconn assembly lines

Apple has voluntarily requested that the Fair Labor Association conduct special audits of its final assembly suppliers. Apple has moved very quickly following the damning report by the New York Times last month where workers’ rights and safety whilst working on the manufacture and assembly of Apple products was in question.

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iPhone and iPad manufacturer Foxconn hacked by Swagg Security, e-mail addresses and passwords leaked

Foxconn, a major manufacturing partner for Apple and many others in the electronics industry, has recently been hacked by a group called Swagg Security.

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40,000 petition Apple for "ethical" iPhone 5 manufacturing

SumOfUs has launched a petition to get Apple to create the iPhone 5 in a fully ethical manner, and has already garnered over 40,000 signatures.

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Foxconn plans to build five additional iPad production plants in Brazil

Apple's largest production partner, Foxconn, has plans to build five new production plants in Brazil to help support the growing demand for the iPad tablet.

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iPad production in Brazil gets tax breaks

While Brazilian-made iPads might be a bit behind schedule, they're shaping up to be ready shortly. The government has recently confirmed that Foxconn has qualified for local tax breaks.

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Foxconn leak claims Apple is readying iPhone 5 production for summer launch

Seth Weintraub from 9to5Mac has a source within Foxconn that claims Apple is readying the iPhone 5 -- as it's apparently being called -- for production in time for a summer release. The leak also claims:

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Rumor: Apple starts issuing iPad 3 build orders for March release

According to japanese news site macotakara, Apple has issued build orders to Foxconn and Pegatron for the iPad 3, which is expected to hit in March.

This first lot production implements LCD's, which are produced by Sharp Electronics Corporation, and aims to be shipped at early March, source told.

It has been rumored that Sharp will produce the new IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) iPad 3 panels, with a purported Retina display resolution of 2048×1536.

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