Small explosion at Apple supplier plant

Small explosion at Apple supplier plant
One of Apple’s suppliers, Pegatron, reported that a small explosion occurred at one of its locations in Shanghai, China. Pegatron said that a few workers were injured in the blast, but the incident will not have a large impact on production.

In a statement released earlier today, Pegatron also detailed that some machinery had suffered damaged, but it would be able to readjust the facility to minimize impact on operations and revenue.

The cause of the explosion is currently under investigation. Sources close to the matter confirmed that this facility is partly used to manufacture Apple products.

source: Reuters



1. hepresearch unregistered

How surprising... I've heard that iPhone's are, surprisingly, a little explosive on occasion as well...

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011


4. Andman314

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 27, 2011


3. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Karma hates Apple...

5. mukrenol

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 03, 2011

putting some fake stuff in... maybe...

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats the second apple explosion at a Chinese factory in less than a year. Seriously people, wise up to this crap. how many people die/get hurt to bring apple products at rock bottom pricing (so apple can raise the retail price sky high on you) before u demand better of them??

10. thebikerboi2

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

apple is not at fault here, it is the manufacturers fault for not taking into consideration the saftey of their workers.

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

apple keeps a very tight control on their supply line. It was Cook's job under Jobs to keep that tight control. Do you really think that Apple doesnt know what goes on in every nook n cranny in their factories? Those factorys may be owned by another company but they make soley Apple products under apple supervision.

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Karma tells me that if I make fun of Apple over this something similar will happen at Samsung, Motorola or HTC. Oh what the hell. Looks like sales aren't the ONLY explosive thing related to Apple! :D

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

dude, come on. people got hurt because apple is run by shytheads.

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Apple doesn't run the plant, and like it or not, companies like Foxconn etc. also do manufacturing for some of the major Android manufacturers. The real problem in China is that the totalitarian nature of its government has bled down into its corporate culture. I would like to see Apple exercise some of its considerable leverage to convince the contractors to commit to safer practices and treat their workers better, but they are not directly to blame.

17. robinrisk unregistered

Sniggly, even though i dont agree with remixfa, a customer as important as apple can and does set conditions for the factory. ALL conditions of foxconn factories that manufacture products for apple are set by apple, given the high amount of sales volume and leverage they have. Its the same thing pretty much with every large outsourcer, in call centers, in mobile dealers, travel agencies, franchises... Aanyways, i dont wanna make fun either, last time i did, a skyrocket exploded :P

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Apple did exercise its leverage. Thats why ONLY apple plants keep exploding and ONLY apple plants have anti-jumper nets. Its not a Chinese problem, its an apple problem. Apple keeps a lot of control over its entire pipeline. We all know that. To think they dont have control over Foxconn is rediculous.

11. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Sounds like they had a bunch of apple fan boys working there, and we all know how dumb they are. Not really surprised it exploded

12. xray174

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

this is not funny doesnt matter who its

13. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Yes .. Guys !! This is not the place to show your hate towards Apple by posting funny jokes .. :(

14. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

yeap agree

15. jacko unregistered

i wanna work there it be a blast

16. cheetah2k

Posts: 2288; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Fcuk me phone arena! A small blast? I it injured 57 people!! I does that sound small to you?????

18. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I know, a small blast might be a cherry bomb, but a blast that hurts 61 people is in line with something like an IED from Afghanistan or a hand grenade. I read that 61 were injured & that 21 needed to go to the hospital. Wow what an understatement.

22. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

small compared to the city being dust...

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

DAMN how many iPhones got exploded in the plant? This shit is too funny

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