…We’re told the phone was smuggled out of a Foxconn factory in China … where the majority of iPhone models are manufactured. The owner of the phone says the smuggler is his friend — an ex-employee — who worked in Foxconn’s hardware department designing the outer casing for the new model…(read more)
For International Business Times, Erik Pineda writes: The iPhone 6 release date is fast shaping up to become real on September 2014 as mass production of the 4.7-inch version is reportedly already underway, according to new reports.
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Reports coming from Taiwan and Japan, which according to MacRumors were picked up by Industrial & Commercial Times and MacOtakara respectively, appear to indicate that Apple manufacturing partner Pegatron has started production activities for the tech giant’s 2014 iPhone thrust.
Pegatron is one of the iPhone maker’s two major mobile device assemblers from Asia. The one is Foxconn, which according to Apple Insider is slated to take up some 85 per cent of iPhone production duties this 2014.
Apple might be on the cusp of unleashing its much-rumored next-generation TV on America, or at least an enhanced version of the Apple TV set-top box. In three separate deliveries in August, Apple received from a total of 40,300 kilograms (40.3 metric tons) in shipments from China’s BYD Precision Manufacture Co. Ltd. described as “set-top boxes” or “set-top box with communication function,” according to Panjiva, a New York firm that tracks global trade data. (note – bazillion is not an official unit of measurement, it’s reported to be 40 metric tons – Ed.) Read the rest of this entry »