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Apple places Indian iPhone factory on ‘probation’ citing poor working and living worker conditions

Apple has placed an iPhone factory in southern India “on probation” following protests over food poisoning and living conditions. An audit by Apple found that remote dining rooms and dormitories used by workers did not meet requirements. Around 250 women who worked at the Foxconn plant were affected by food poisoning, with more than 150 […]

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More than 150 employees at iPhone maker Foxconn hospitalised in India, workers protest

More than 150 employees at a Foxconn India factory that makes iPhones for Apple Inc were hospitalised for food poisoning. “There was an outbreak of acute diarrhoeal disease reported among the Foxconn employees,” the statement from the Thiruvallur district administration said. Almost all have now been discharged, the district government said. It said 256 workers […]

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Taiwan’s tech giants Foxconn and TSMC order 10 million doses of Pfizer jabs for government distribution

Two Taiwanese firms are buying 10 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine worth $352 million to donate to the government for distribution. Foxconn, the firm that makes devices for Apple, and chip giant TSMC brokered the agreements from Germany’s BioNTech. The self-ruled island territory for months has been working to buy vaccines but it has […]

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Foxconn eyes further investment in India as it sees bright outlook there

Taiwan’s Foxconn is planning further investment in India and may announce details in the next few months as the world’s largest contract manufacturer views the outlook there very favourably, its chairman said on Tuesday. Foxconn already makes smartphones in India for Apple Inc and Xiaomi Corp, though in March said it suspended production due to […]

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iPhones made in the US

President Donald Trump is considering a new round of tariffs specially for the iPhone’s. The proposed tax could be anywhere between 10% to 35%. Which means that the basic iPhone XS model in the United States could rise by US$350. Apple will eventually pass this additional bill to its consumer, making the iPhone even more […]