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
The explosion that killed three in Chengdu on Friday has been traced to a dust-collecting duct
There were several developments over the weekend following the explosion that killed three and injured 15 in a factory in southwest China that builds iPads for Apple (AAPL). (See Inside the Apple iPad factory.)
The third death was confirmed. Six of the injured have been sent home. The rest are still hospitalized.
The blast was traced to MORE
An analyst sketches out the economic implications in two scenarios: One serious, one less so
RBC capital's Mike Abramsky was the first analyst out of the gate Friday with a note to clients assessing the effect on Apple (AAPL) of the explosion at Foxconn's Chengdu plant.
According to Abramsky, the plant is one of two primary manufacturing sites where the iPad 2 is produced, the other being Foxconn's original Shenzhen facility. His MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 20, 2011 2:55 PM ET
Rare photos and a video of life outside Foxconn's factory complex in Shenzhen, China
French journalist Jordan Pouille, who reported last May on the working conditions at Foxconn's giant Shenzhen factory complex, paid a second visit recently.
He came back from China with photos, a videotape and a clearer picture than we've seen before of what life is like for the people who build iPhones and iPads for Apple (AAPL), PSPs for MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 24, 2010 8:35 AM ET
Well-dressed women with iPhones strapped to their waists detained by custom officials
How hot are Apple's (AAPL) mobile devices in the Chinese market?
Hot enough for smugglers to recruit housewives to sneak them across the border in oversize bags or under their clothes -- a trick the authorities have started to catch on to.
One housewife was discovered with 65 mobile phones tied around her waist and 20 more stuffed in a handbag.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 8, 2010 10:15 AM ET
Its Asian supplier is said to be opening 50 new productions lines to meet demand
DigiTimes, the Taipei-based daily that covers the Far Eastern electronics markets like the Sporting News covers baseball, reported Tuesday that Apple (AAPL) has stepped up production of the iPad in China.
The item is unsourced and like all supply-chain reporting should be treated as a rumor. But according to unnamed "sources from upstream component makers" Foxconn has MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 23, 2010 1:10 PM ET
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