Broke ground Saturday on a robotics research facility in Taiwan
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Hon Hai Precision Industry, the company whose Foxconn division assembles most of the electronic products sold in the U.S. -- including Apple's (AAPL) iPhones and iPads -- broke ground Saturday on a new R&D unit in Taichung, central Taiwan.
"The investment marks the beginning of Hon Hai's bid to build an empire of robots," the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 31, 2011 8:36 AM ET
My iPhone 4S was making swift progress until it landed in Kentucky
Like more than a million Apple (AAPL) customers I ordered a new iPhone last Friday. Since then I've been been tracking its movements on UPS. I watched leave the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China, Saturday afternoon. I saw it pass swiftly through Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong. I watched it jet across the Pacific to Anchorage, Alaska, where it arrived MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 12, 2011 10:05 AM ET
Everything you wanted to know about the dimensions of Apple's secret phone in 2:39
How crazy is the Chinese market for smartphone cases? Check out the video below produced by MICGadget, our favorite English-language blog covering the Chinese electronics market.
Apple (AAPL) hasn't unveiled or even named its newest iPhone, but Chinese shops are already selling cases for the iPhone 5 in a wide variety of colors and designs. They all have MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 29, 2011 6:39 AM ET
A report out of Apple's Asian supply chain may have sent the wrong signal to Wall Street
Apple (AAPL) shares fell sharply in early trading Monday following a widely reported note to clients from J.P. Morgan's Gokul Hariharan to the effect that multiple supply chain vendors in Asia have registered a 25% cut in fourth-quarter iPad 2 orders from Apple -- "the first cut ever we've seen" according to Hariharan. (Business MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 26, 2011 11:30 AM ET
It's simple: He's the guy that makes Apple run. Even simpler: He's CEO Tim Cook's Tim Cook.
FORTUNE -- Looks aren't everything. Yes, Apple's devices are examples of uncompromising industrial design, but all the style in the world won't matter if that snazzy new iPhone, iPad, or iMac isn't manufactured, shipped, and delivered on time. And that's where Jeff Williams, Apple's senior vice president of operations, comes in.
One of new CEO MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 13, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Reuters adds detail -- and its authority -- to rumors of an 8GB "iCloud iPhone"
Stories have been floating around for months that Apple (AAPL) was building not one but two new iPhones -- the widely expected iPhone 5 and a lower-cost phone that's basically the current iPhone 4 with less on-board memory. According to an item posted two weeks ago by Apple'N'Apps' Trevor Sheridan, company insiders are calling the second device the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 23, 2011 8:07 AM ET
A big Q3 is a given. Just look at what the stock has done lately. But the devil is in the details
The Street has fallen back in love with Apple (AAPL). "Get ready for the return of the wow factor," J.P. Morgan's Mark Moskowitz told clients last week just before the stock put the finishing touches on a 28-day, $58.48 (18.5%) run that took it to $373.80 Monday afternoon, an MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 19, 2011 7:48 AM ET
Three conspirators are fined and imprisoned for stealing Apple's secrets
In early December, when the original iPad was a hot-selling Christmas gift and the iPad 2 was still a rumor, there appeared on the Internet colorful images of silicone iPad cases that didn't fit the current model. For one thing, they each had a hole in the back that could accommodate a rear-facing camera.
Was it a hoax, a guess or an MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 16, 2011 7:48 AM ET
But the world's largest electronics manufacturer is not complaining
Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou, whose Foxconn subsidiary does the final assembly on the lion's share of Apple's (AAPL) product line, addressed the growing disparity Wednesday between his profit margins and his client's.
Why did Apple's net income grow 70% in its last fiscal year while Hon Hai's rose less than 2%?
Because, he told investors at a shareholders meeting, Apple's products are "very MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 9, 2011 6:57 AM ET
Two weeks after a fatal explosion, it's business as usual at Foxconn's factory in Chengdu.
After an explosion in a Chinese factory that makes iPads for Apple (AAPL) killed three workers and injured 15 more, one analyst estimated that Apple's quarterly iPad production numbers might fall by as much as 2.8 million units -- speculation that helped drive the company's shares down more than 1.5% that day.
Two weeks later, it's clear MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 2, 2011 11:10 AM ET
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