Foxconn chairman Gou making sure production of Apple iPhone 6 goes smoothly
The same industry sources that reported Gou's visit to the iPhone 6 assembly line, are also reporting that the sleeker design of the new models are creating difficulties on the assembly line. Apple has had problems finding a vendor to supply it with batteries that fit with the dimensions of the device.
Foxconn is expected to initially produce 70% of the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 units, and 100% of the 5.5 inch iPhone phablets, that have been ordered.
1. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
Yeh going smoothly on the expense on the poor workers' lives.
4. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)
Like every other smartphone manufacturers company. Only difference: Not as much demand and work needed to produce little amount of sales other smartphones require.
7. techperson211 (Posts: 1006; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
Make sure you got all the underage employee wearing ID's that says " hey we are of legal age to work".
9. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
It's not about Apple. Apple cares about the lives of these workers and it took several actions to improve the harsh working conditions. Apple supply chain in the biggest in the industry and no one can deny that. The revenues the iPhone make can buy other competitors in the market. I was bashing Foxconn and not Apple ;)
12. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)
Sorry for the attack. I will admit that I was foolish. Well said
13. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
"Apple cares about the lives of these workers and it took several actions to improve the harsh working conditions."
Apple only took those actions when they were publicly called out for using slave labor to make their iDevices.
Just like Apple admitted to their phones basically having no real security recently -- because a researcher called them out.
15. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
No kiddo they didn't do this in public only.
If you have a problem with some of your info being sent to the carrier and NSA then don't buy an iPhone. Oh and I'm sorry to tell them they already know everything about you ;)
17. sbfalex (Posts: 28; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
u gotta be extremely naive to think that Apple cares about the lives of those workers... YEAH RIGHT! why do you think foxconn and other manufacturers, not just for iphones but for any products, have to rely on "alternative" workers to stay financially healthy... Brands like Apple undercut OEM's profits by leveraging their order volume... can Foxconn, whose revenues are 40% from Apple, afford to lose Apple? And then apple goes on and take the leveraged iphone price and puts a hefty markup and sells it to the consumers.... why do u think apple is the biggest company in the world and foxconn not even in the top 100? please, don't be naive!
10. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
Have you heard of trafficking ? If not you need to read more. And hey just type Foxconn and Apple into Google Search bar and then you will see article that will surprise you sir. Be humane ;)
2. Finalflash (Posts: 2345; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
That's cute, they really have their heads up their ___ this time. Just for fun, I am going to bet that they'll sell about 50 million as usual. Maybe even less actually, seeing as how one of the biggest advantages of the iPhone was that it was a small super phone. Now it is as big as an S5, with a smaller screen, and competing directly with 10 other high end super phones with more features and capabilities (some of which they have shamelessly copied after deriding for nearly half a decade, and no it isn't better on the iPhone, nothing ever is).
6. naittosan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)
What are you smoking, they'll sell so many they will run short.
11. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
The iPhone 6 will be the iPhone 4 of iPhones. A GAME CHANGER
3. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3527; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Don't worry Mr Gou. Whether the production goes smoothly or not, you don't have to pay for the workers so you'll be just fine either way.
14. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 229; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)
The Apple GULAG on overdrive churning out the next renditions of the NON 1020 screened-rip-off iChump specials...