IPhone Assembler Foxconn May Invest $7 Billion In US Display PlantFoxconn, a major assembler of iPhones and other electronics, may invest $7 billion in a plant for manufacturing display panels that would create as many as 50,000 jobs in the U.S.
Chinese iPhone 5 Workers Strike Over Quality DemandsA labor watch group says thousands of workers at a Chinese factory that makes Apple’s iPhones have gone on strike over increased quality control demands and having to work during an extended national holiday.
Apple Improvements In China Said To Be Ahead Of ScheduleThe labor group hired by Apple to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China says the improvements it recommended in March are being implemented ahead of schedule.
Apple Workers In China To Have OT Hours Reduced, Pay IncreasedChinese workers who often spend more than 60 hours per week assembling iPhones and iPads will have their overtime hours curbed and their pay increased after a labor auditor hired by Apple Inc. inspected their factories.
Artist Hits Back At Critics After Apple FirestormMike Daisey, the performer forced to admit that he made up parts of his one-man show that purported to expose horrific working conditions in Chinese factories where iPads and iPhones are assembled, isn't exactly slinking away.
Public Radio Show Retracts Apple Factory StoryThe public radio program "This American Life" on Friday retracted a story about what a monologist said he found while investigating Apple operations in China, citing "numerous fabrications."
Apple To Allow Environmental Audit Of 2 Chinese PlantsApple has agreed to allow independent environmental audits of two of its Chinese plants after recent reports of toxic leaks into rivers and lakes in the country’s mainland.
Apple Product Manufacturer Agrees to Raise WagesTaiwan's Foxconn Technology Group says it has raised wages by up to 25 percent for its Chinese workers who assemble electronic gadgets for Apple Inc. and other global brands.
Independent Group Inspects Apple Suppliers In ChinaApple said Monday that an independent group, the Fair Labor Association, has started inspecting working conditions in the Chinese factories where its iPads and iPhones are assembled.
SF Protestors Demand Apple Improve Factory ConditionsPetitions were delivered to Apple stores in San Francisco and other cities around the world Thursday calling on the tech giant to do more to improve working conditions at its factories overseas.
How Apple Cuts Costs In Building Its GadgetsOn the backs of iPods, iPhones and iPads, and on the bottom of Mac laptops, an inscription reads: "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China."