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Report: Foxconn working on mobile games, first title planned in 2014

Controversial (if not infamous) manufacturing company Foxconn will try its hand at developing mobile games, according to a new report. A piece on Bloomberg states that Foxconn chairman Terry Gou addressed media in Taiwan regarding the company’s plans to move away from contract manufacturing for Apple and other large companies …

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UPDATED: Forced student labour used to build PS4s at Foxconn – report

It has been alleged that controversial Chinese manufacturer Foxconn has been using forced labour as part of its PS4 manufacturing operation. GamesInAisa cites reports emerging in China claiming that thousands of students from an IT engineering program at the Xi’an Institute of Technology are being forced to work at Foxconn’s …

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Apple has rejected up to 8m iPhones from Foxconn – report

Apple is believed to have rejected millions of iPhone devices, returning them to manufacturer Foxconn citing quality concerns. China Businessreports that the US firm rejected between five and eight million iPhone handsets "due to appearance of substandard or dysfunctional problems." Whilst it remains unknown which model iPhones were returned, the …

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Nintendo says Foxconn violated its CSR guidelines

Underage child workers likely were involved in the production of the Wii U, Nintendo has confessed. The findings come as a result of Nintendo’s own investigation into Foxconn practices that it instigated after claims of child labour emerged last week. Nintendo was concerned to learn that underage individuals had been …

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Foxconn admits to child labour infringements

Chinese technology manufacturer Foxconn has admitted hiring children as young as 14 to work in its factories. Reuters reports that Foxconn has admitted to the discovery some interns” at its Yantai plant who were aged between 14-16. Said the company: "This is not only a violation of China’s labor law, …

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iPhone 5 scratching issues slowing handset production

Apple’s fight to get the iPhone 5 into customer’s hands is continuing to prove troublesome. It has already had to deal with the iOS 6 Maps fiasco and potential issues with its camera, and now early claims of scratched casing are leading to production issues. Bloomberg reports that senior Apple …

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Fresh Foxconn worker unrest halts iPhone 5 production

Production of the iPhone 5 has been halted once again following fresh disruption at Chinese manufacturer Foxconn. Reports from Asia suggest that up to 4,000 workers at the controversial factory have staged a walkout over a dispute about forced holiday work, stopping iPhone 5 production lines at multiple” locations. The …

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Undercover journalist reveals misery of Chinese iPhone 5 workers

A Chinese journalist has shone on a light on the working conditions that prompted a riot at the Foxconn factory assembling the iPhone 5. MCV reported yesterday that police were called to calm a brawl involving some 2,000 workers. The disturbance was prompted by the poor conditions that workers have …

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Riot leads to Foxconn factory closure

A brawl involving upwards of 2,000 workers has forced a unit at infamous Chinese manufacturing plant Foxconn to temporarily close. Police were called in during the early hours of Monday morning to deal with the escalating situation The New York Times reports. Several people were hospitalised and a number arrested. …

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Staff riot at Foxconn plant

The world’s largest electronics manufacturing plant descended into chaos on Monday night as male workers rioted. Foxconn’s Chengdu plant in Sichuan is the beating heart of many Western electronics products – including Xbox and Apple – but has hit the headlines in recent years due to accusations of poor working …

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