Foxconn Stories April 19

Land cleared, but no sign yet of any factory

Foxconn has insisted that it remains committed to creating 13,000 Wisconsin jobs, even though the state’s new governor said yesterday that the deal ‘is no longer in play’ and needs to be renegotiated …

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Foxconn Stories April 18

The long-running Foxconn Wisconsin invisible factory saga continues, with the state seemingly now admitting that the much-touted job-creation deal isn’t going to deliver.

The $10B LCD factory deal was first announced in the summer of 2017, with the Trump administration claiming that it would create as many as 13,000 new jobs …

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Foxconn Stories April 15

Foxconn’s founder and chairman Terry Gou has confirmed earlier reports that the company is to begin mass-production of iPhones in India.

He did so at an event at which he announced that he plans to take a step back from day-to-day management, and focus more on long-term strategy …

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Foxconn Stories April 12

We’ve been hearing reports for some time that Foxconn is gearing up for iPhone X production in India, and a new report says that volume production is set to begin in July.

The earliest report – at that time quite vague – was in December of last year. That said only that ‘top-end iPhones’ could be made in India by Foxconn ‘as early as 2019,’ alongside iPhone 8 production by Wistron …

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Foxconn Stories March 19

One claim that higher-end iPhones are to be made in India is untrue, say supply-chain sources. The original report, earlier this month, has been dismissed as ‘election rhetoric’ on the part of government officials.

There have been reports of higher-end iPhone assembly in India by both Wistron and Foxconn, and it’s the former claim which is today being disputed …

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Foxconn Stories March 1

Foxconn salaries and benefits have reportedly been dramatically cut in response to lower iPhone orders.

Salaries were reduced by fewer working hours being available, with one worker saying that the peak production season for iPhones – which normally lasts 4-5 months – lasted for only around 20 days for the 2018 models …

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