Just how poorly is the iPhone 5c selling? While we'll never know for sure, at least one Foxconn factory is apparently shifting its focus to the iPhone 5s, which continues to be the more coveted device.
Looks like Apple's taking that whole "Assembled in the USA" bit a lot more seriously than anticipated. As reported by Apple Insider, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced today that Apple plans to build a sapphire manufacturing facility in Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, in a move that's expected to bring 700 "quality" jobs to the Southwestern state.
Apple are no dummies, and surely they didn't expect it to take Mac owners long to discover that many of the new iMac models were being assembled in the USA once again -- but that appears to be only the beginning.
Back in February of 2011, then Apple CEO Steve Jobs was among a number of tech luminaries to attend a dinner with President Barack Obama. Famously, Jobs had told Obama "those jobs aren't coming back," in reference to building iOS devices in the United States. But according to a new report, Apple supplier Foxconn may open new facilities state-side.
Between labor unrest and the media spotlight on poor working conditions at its plants, Apple manufacturer Foxconn can't seem to get a break -- but it seems the biggest challenge is just making the iPhone at all.
With the iPad mini flying into stores this Friday, some might see the end of the road for Google's Nexus 7 tablet -- but manufacturer Asustek claims that's not the case, with shipments fast approaching seven digits each month.
Just a month ago, we were all still speculating about the iPhone 5. Of course, pretty much every single rumor about the device panned out on September 21. But at the end of August, there was some concern over Apple's display suppliers being able to keep up with the huge consumer demand. According to new report, it seems Sharp may have indeed stumbled, but are now chugging right along.
Not everyone is happy to take cash from Apple, with a new report claiming Cupertino was turned away in its efforts to invest in a Taiwanese chip maker who also rebuffed an investment from rival Qualcomm.