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Shane Green 2016-11-18
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One of President-elect Trump s pre-election promises was to make Apple manufacture its products on US soil instead of China.

Now that the Republican is on his way to the White House, such a move could be possible - and it seems an Apple manufacturing partner has been preparing for it.

According to Japanese website Nikkei Asian Review, Apple asked the two firms that assemble the iPhone - Foxconn and Pegatron - to look into assembling the devices in America back in June.

Pegatron is said to have rejected the idea due to the increased costs, whereas Foxconn has been studying the possibility of opening US-based facilities.

"Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.," an anonymous source told the publication.

"Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns."

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Daniel Slye 2018-11-05
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Just before Apple’s September launch of the iPhone XS, pundits recommended that potential customers wait until the iPhone XR arrived in October to pick a phone — a suggestion that could have boosted sales of the less expensive model.

But a new Nikkei Asian Review report suggests the XR is instead seeing “disappointing demand,” leading Apple to scuttle plans to increase XR production.

The surprising reason: Users are gravitating towards the more affordable iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

According to the report, Apple’s key manufacturing partners Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron were all prepared to produce plenty of iPhone XR units for the typically blockbuster holiday season.

However, Foxconn was only running 45 of 60 total production lines created for the XR, Pegatron was similarly below peak capacity, and Wistron was on standby for “rush orders.” Nikkei says Foxconn and Pegatron were signaled to halt plans to increase XR production, and supply chain sources indicate that Wistron won’t receive XR orders during the holidays.

Instead, Foxconn and Pegatron are said to be receiving 25 percent higher orders for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones, adding around five million additional units to Apple’s prior ordering plans.

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Lillie Snow 2017-04-12

Toiling 12 hours a day on an Apple assembly line is a terrible way to spend a summer break.

Zeng, an NYU grad student, spent six weeks last year detailing the life of a Chinese worker at an iPhone factory, Pegatron, near Shanghai.

It’s not all bad — Chinese factories are working hard to keep out underage workers, for example.

Apple told Business Insider Pegatron has a “99 percent compliance with workers working under a 60-hour work week, and Pegatron workers who make Apple products work for 43 hours per week on average.”

It’s progress, and we’re light years ahead of where Chinese manufacturing used to be.

Going to work at 7:30 each night, Zeng put in a 12 hour shift, including meals and breaks.

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Dave Rogriguez 2016-11-17
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AP Apple has asked its primary manufacturing partners, Foxconn and

Pegatron, to explore making iPhones in the US, Nikkei reported on Thursday.

Foxconn has worked on a plan, according to the report, but

Pegatron has not, saying that it would be too expensive.

Chairman Terry Gou is reportedly lukewarm on the plan too, due to

the rise in production costs.

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Jose Rhoades 2016-08-25
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A new report from watchdog group China Labor Watch CLW says Apple's overtime policies are routinely violated at one of the third-party factories where iPhones are made.The CLW report says many workers at Pegatron, which is based in China, are working more hours than Apple allows.Apple's policy says supply chain workers can't work more than 60 hours per week and should have at least one day per week off.

CLW found several instances where workers clocked more than 80 hours of work per week and some cases where interns were able to get overtime pay even though they aren't allowed to.According to CLW, Pegatron workers feel forced to go for overtime because base wages are low and they need the overtime pay to get by.CLW says it interviewed approximately 100 Pegatron workers in 2015 and 2016 for the report and reviewed their pay stubs.In April, Bloomberg reporter Shai Oster visited Pegatron and wrote that the factory now institutes ID checks to make sure workers don't take too much overtime.

CLW's report claims Oster's visit was carefully crafted and didn't allow access to areas where workers abused the overtime system.Apple and Pegatron did not immediately respond to requests for comment.You can read the full CLW report here.NOW WATCH: Apple retail boss Angela Ahrendts told us how Apple Stores are changingLoading video...

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Jorge Medina 2018-05-29
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Another report has surfaced, this time from DigiTimes, detailing an ARM-based MacBook product being in the works at Taiwanese manufacturer Pegatron.

The outlet’s sources name-dropped the same ‘Star’ codename and ‘N84’ series number first hinted at by 9to5Mac sources a few days previously.

Pegatron declined to comment directly for DigiTimes, which doesn't come as much of a surprise, considering the secrecy that surrounds the creation these types of products.

The exact language of DigiTimes’s report could be of note regarding when we expect to see this device, however.

"Pegatron is likely to land orders from Apple," the report reads.

This implies a timetable in which the manufacturer has yet to even begin production, and that the deal is still underway.

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Jose Wenger 2020-08-24
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As antagonism between China and the West becomes entrenched, Foxconn and Pegatron are apparently thinking of opening branches in Mexico.
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Bob Sun 2016-05-20
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They re made by humans, some of whom labor long hours for a meager monthly wage that would barely buy them an iPhone of their own.

A feature published last month by Bloomberg s Shai Oster offers a rare peek inside one of Apple s most secretive production centers: the Pegatron factory on the outskirts of Shanghai, where some 50,000 Chinese workers transform raw silicon and plastic into the iPhone 6S.

Face scanners and security gates greet workers at the door, where they must present an ID badge to gain entry.

Pegatron does make available a few concessions to its workers humanity, such as snack bars and lounge areas outfitted with Wi-Fi.

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A supervisor at the Pegatron facility holds an iPad as he checks employees names during roll call.

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Employees look into facial recognition devices as they swipe their badges to enter the factory s assembly line area.

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Ronald Evans 2016-05-19
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Bloomberg via Getty Images

Employees line up for roll call at a Pegatron Corp. factory in Shanghai, China, on Friday, April 15, 2016.

This is the realm in which the world s most profitable smartphones are made, part of Apple Inc. s closely guarded supply chain.

Workers at the Pegatron iPhone factory in China make an average of $650 to $850 a month, Bloomberg recently reported.

Apple Apple s official Chinese website illustrates pricing options for two models of the iPhone 6S.

Bloomberg s article quotes an advocacy group that alleges the Chinese factory s base pay is so low that many workers need to work overtime to make ends meet, though Pegatron and Apple have reportedly developed systems to discourage excessive work.

And assembling the device requires workers who couldn t realistically buy the thing.

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Ben Gallagher 2016-08-26
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Workers at Pegatron, one of Apple's subcontractors in China, has consistently been working too much overtime report China Labor Watch.

China Labor Watch have released a very critical report on working conditions at Pegatron, one of the companies Apple uses to final assembly of the Iphone and other products.

The report reveals, among other things:

the Salary of workers is about sek 17 per hour, up from 15,7 sek in 2015.

in 2015, worked 62 percent of workers at least 82 hours of overtime each month.

An employee clocked in 109 hours of overtime.

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Bart King 2018-11-05
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Apple told its main phone assemblers, Foxconn and Pegatron, to stop plans for additional iPhone XR production lines, a report said Monday.

The order to the two Taiwanese companies suggests that demand for cheapest of the 2018 iPhones hasn't lived up to Apple's expectations, according to Nikkei, which cited anonymous sources.

"For the Foxconn side, it first prepared nearly 60 assembly lines for Apple's XR model, but recently uses only around 45 production lines as its top customer said it does not need to manufacture that many by now," a source told the Japanese financial paper.

That'd mean the company would make around 100,000 fewer XRs, the report noted, while a source within Pegatron said "XR production is not reaching its maximum capacity now."

Apple reportedly asked smaller Taiwanese assembler Wistron to prepare for rush orders, but it won't be getting XR orders this holiday season.

However, Apple has ordered around 5 million more iPhone 8 models (mostly made by Pegatron) and iPhone 8 Plus models (primarily from Foxconn), bringing the order for those to 25 million, the report said.

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Adolfo Lorenzo 2021-03-11
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Apple's contract manufacturers Foxconn, Pegatron and Wistron have increased their investments in India following reports of the iPhone maker's decision to shift out of China.
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Rafael Beltrami 2020-07-17
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Pegatron is a Taiwanese company that operates several factories in China where it assembles smartphones for Apple, besides designing and manufacturing computer peripherals and components.
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Ricky Nesbitt 2019-05-23
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Tensions between the U.S. and Chinese governments have been building for months, with only brief moments of potential relief, so it’s no surprise that U.S. companies dependent on China would want to prepare for the prospect of an all-out trade war.

According to Indonesia’s Detikinet (via Digitimes), Apple is already preparing for a partial shift of iPad and MacBook manufacturing from China to Indonesia, a change that could begin next month.

For Apple, the challenge has been to find a manufacturing partner with sufficient experience to reliably build its products with facilities in a country that offers enough low-cost labor to supply U.S. demand for Apple’s computers.

To that end, it reportedly engaged its longtime contract manufacturer Pegatron, which initially planned the project for Vietnam but couldn’t find enough workers in the country.

Instead, Pegatron is subcontracting Indonesian assembly work to PT Sat Nusapersada in Batam, which says it will ship laptops and tablets to the United States for an unnamed brand.

Pegatron is investing $300 million in Indonesian factories to transfer some of its production out of China, and PT Sat Nusapersada’s CEO told Detikinet that Indonesian productivity is superior to China’s, with a comparatively small 2% turnover rate.

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Jeanette Perea 2016-08-26
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Manufacturers buckling under demands for cheaper iStuffs

Living conditions in Pegatron dormitories Source: China Labor Watch

Pressure from Apple to lower costs is driving worsening conditions for workers at the company's manufacturing partners.

This according to watchdog group China Labor Watch, which says PDF that under CEO Tim Cook, the Cupertino giant has asked the companies that assemble its products to cut their own costs, and those demands have led them to cut back on worker pay and factory conditions.

Specifically, the group reports that Pegatron has been passing on financial pressures from Apple by committing multiple violations of Chinese labor laws on fair pay and workplace safety.

"Working conditions are terrible, and workers are subject to terrible treatment," China Labor Watch writes.

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Stephen Martinez 2021-07-07
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The new iPhone line for 2021 was leaked this week with names focused on the most obvious base: iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 line appeared in a list of production models, including iPhone 13 (twice, generally indicating one will be called “mini”, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The list indicated screen sizes 5.4-inches, 6.1-inches (twice), and 6.7-inches … Continue reading
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Shane Green 2016-11-18
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One of President-elect Trump s pre-election promises was to make Apple manufacture its products on US soil instead of China.

Now that the Republican is on his way to the White House, such a move could be possible - and it seems an Apple manufacturing partner has been preparing for it.

According to Japanese website Nikkei Asian Review, Apple asked the two firms that assemble the iPhone - Foxconn and Pegatron - to look into assembling the devices in America back in June.

Pegatron is said to have rejected the idea due to the increased costs, whereas Foxconn has been studying the possibility of opening US-based facilities.

"Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.," an anonymous source told the publication.

"Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns."

Lillie Snow 2017-04-12

Toiling 12 hours a day on an Apple assembly line is a terrible way to spend a summer break.

Zeng, an NYU grad student, spent six weeks last year detailing the life of a Chinese worker at an iPhone factory, Pegatron, near Shanghai.

It’s not all bad — Chinese factories are working hard to keep out underage workers, for example.

Apple told Business Insider Pegatron has a “99 percent compliance with workers working under a 60-hour work week, and Pegatron workers who make Apple products work for 43 hours per week on average.”

It’s progress, and we’re light years ahead of where Chinese manufacturing used to be.

Going to work at 7:30 each night, Zeng put in a 12 hour shift, including meals and breaks.

Jose Rhoades 2016-08-25
img

A new report from watchdog group China Labor Watch CLW says Apple's overtime policies are routinely violated at one of the third-party factories where iPhones are made.The CLW report says many workers at Pegatron, which is based in China, are working more hours than Apple allows.Apple's policy says supply chain workers can't work more than 60 hours per week and should have at least one day per week off.

CLW found several instances where workers clocked more than 80 hours of work per week and some cases where interns were able to get overtime pay even though they aren't allowed to.According to CLW, Pegatron workers feel forced to go for overtime because base wages are low and they need the overtime pay to get by.CLW says it interviewed approximately 100 Pegatron workers in 2015 and 2016 for the report and reviewed their pay stubs.In April, Bloomberg reporter Shai Oster visited Pegatron and wrote that the factory now institutes ID checks to make sure workers don't take too much overtime.

CLW's report claims Oster's visit was carefully crafted and didn't allow access to areas where workers abused the overtime system.Apple and Pegatron did not immediately respond to requests for comment.You can read the full CLW report here.NOW WATCH: Apple retail boss Angela Ahrendts told us how Apple Stores are changingLoading video...

Jose Wenger 2020-08-24
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As antagonism between China and the West becomes entrenched, Foxconn and Pegatron are apparently thinking of opening branches in Mexico.
Ronald Evans 2016-05-19
img

Bloomberg via Getty Images

Employees line up for roll call at a Pegatron Corp. factory in Shanghai, China, on Friday, April 15, 2016.

This is the realm in which the world s most profitable smartphones are made, part of Apple Inc. s closely guarded supply chain.

Workers at the Pegatron iPhone factory in China make an average of $650 to $850 a month, Bloomberg recently reported.

Apple Apple s official Chinese website illustrates pricing options for two models of the iPhone 6S.

Bloomberg s article quotes an advocacy group that alleges the Chinese factory s base pay is so low that many workers need to work overtime to make ends meet, though Pegatron and Apple have reportedly developed systems to discourage excessive work.

And assembling the device requires workers who couldn t realistically buy the thing.

Bart King 2018-11-05
img

Apple told its main phone assemblers, Foxconn and Pegatron, to stop plans for additional iPhone XR production lines, a report said Monday.

The order to the two Taiwanese companies suggests that demand for cheapest of the 2018 iPhones hasn't lived up to Apple's expectations, according to Nikkei, which cited anonymous sources.

"For the Foxconn side, it first prepared nearly 60 assembly lines for Apple's XR model, but recently uses only around 45 production lines as its top customer said it does not need to manufacture that many by now," a source told the Japanese financial paper.

That'd mean the company would make around 100,000 fewer XRs, the report noted, while a source within Pegatron said "XR production is not reaching its maximum capacity now."

Apple reportedly asked smaller Taiwanese assembler Wistron to prepare for rush orders, but it won't be getting XR orders this holiday season.

However, Apple has ordered around 5 million more iPhone 8 models (mostly made by Pegatron) and iPhone 8 Plus models (primarily from Foxconn), bringing the order for those to 25 million, the report said.

Rafael Beltrami 2020-07-17
img
Pegatron is a Taiwanese company that operates several factories in China where it assembles smartphones for Apple, besides designing and manufacturing computer peripherals and components.
Jeanette Perea 2016-08-26
img

Manufacturers buckling under demands for cheaper iStuffs

Living conditions in Pegatron dormitories Source: China Labor Watch

Pressure from Apple to lower costs is driving worsening conditions for workers at the company's manufacturing partners.

This according to watchdog group China Labor Watch, which says PDF that under CEO Tim Cook, the Cupertino giant has asked the companies that assemble its products to cut their own costs, and those demands have led them to cut back on worker pay and factory conditions.

Specifically, the group reports that Pegatron has been passing on financial pressures from Apple by committing multiple violations of Chinese labor laws on fair pay and workplace safety.

"Working conditions are terrible, and workers are subject to terrible treatment," China Labor Watch writes.

Daniel Slye 2018-11-05
img

Just before Apple’s September launch of the iPhone XS, pundits recommended that potential customers wait until the iPhone XR arrived in October to pick a phone — a suggestion that could have boosted sales of the less expensive model.

But a new Nikkei Asian Review report suggests the XR is instead seeing “disappointing demand,” leading Apple to scuttle plans to increase XR production.

The surprising reason: Users are gravitating towards the more affordable iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

According to the report, Apple’s key manufacturing partners Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron were all prepared to produce plenty of iPhone XR units for the typically blockbuster holiday season.

However, Foxconn was only running 45 of 60 total production lines created for the XR, Pegatron was similarly below peak capacity, and Wistron was on standby for “rush orders.” Nikkei says Foxconn and Pegatron were signaled to halt plans to increase XR production, and supply chain sources indicate that Wistron won’t receive XR orders during the holidays.

Instead, Foxconn and Pegatron are said to be receiving 25 percent higher orders for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones, adding around five million additional units to Apple’s prior ordering plans.

Dave Rogriguez 2016-11-17
img

AP Apple has asked its primary manufacturing partners, Foxconn and

Pegatron, to explore making iPhones in the US, Nikkei reported on Thursday.

Foxconn has worked on a plan, according to the report, but

Pegatron has not, saying that it would be too expensive.

Chairman Terry Gou is reportedly lukewarm on the plan too, due to

the rise in production costs.

Jorge Medina 2018-05-29
img

Another report has surfaced, this time from DigiTimes, detailing an ARM-based MacBook product being in the works at Taiwanese manufacturer Pegatron.

The outlet’s sources name-dropped the same ‘Star’ codename and ‘N84’ series number first hinted at by 9to5Mac sources a few days previously.

Pegatron declined to comment directly for DigiTimes, which doesn't come as much of a surprise, considering the secrecy that surrounds the creation these types of products.

The exact language of DigiTimes’s report could be of note regarding when we expect to see this device, however.

"Pegatron is likely to land orders from Apple," the report reads.

This implies a timetable in which the manufacturer has yet to even begin production, and that the deal is still underway.

Bob Sun 2016-05-20
img

They re made by humans, some of whom labor long hours for a meager monthly wage that would barely buy them an iPhone of their own.

A feature published last month by Bloomberg s Shai Oster offers a rare peek inside one of Apple s most secretive production centers: the Pegatron factory on the outskirts of Shanghai, where some 50,000 Chinese workers transform raw silicon and plastic into the iPhone 6S.

Face scanners and security gates greet workers at the door, where they must present an ID badge to gain entry.

Pegatron does make available a few concessions to its workers humanity, such as snack bars and lounge areas outfitted with Wi-Fi.

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A supervisor at the Pegatron facility holds an iPad as he checks employees names during roll call.

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Employees look into facial recognition devices as they swipe their badges to enter the factory s assembly line area.

Ben Gallagher 2016-08-26
img

Workers at Pegatron, one of Apple's subcontractors in China, has consistently been working too much overtime report China Labor Watch.

China Labor Watch have released a very critical report on working conditions at Pegatron, one of the companies Apple uses to final assembly of the Iphone and other products.

The report reveals, among other things:

the Salary of workers is about sek 17 per hour, up from 15,7 sek in 2015.

in 2015, worked 62 percent of workers at least 82 hours of overtime each month.

An employee clocked in 109 hours of overtime.

Adolfo Lorenzo 2021-03-11
img
Apple's contract manufacturers Foxconn, Pegatron and Wistron have increased their investments in India following reports of the iPhone maker's decision to shift out of China.
Ricky Nesbitt 2019-05-23
img

Tensions between the U.S. and Chinese governments have been building for months, with only brief moments of potential relief, so it’s no surprise that U.S. companies dependent on China would want to prepare for the prospect of an all-out trade war.

According to Indonesia’s Detikinet (via Digitimes), Apple is already preparing for a partial shift of iPad and MacBook manufacturing from China to Indonesia, a change that could begin next month.

For Apple, the challenge has been to find a manufacturing partner with sufficient experience to reliably build its products with facilities in a country that offers enough low-cost labor to supply U.S. demand for Apple’s computers.

To that end, it reportedly engaged its longtime contract manufacturer Pegatron, which initially planned the project for Vietnam but couldn’t find enough workers in the country.

Instead, Pegatron is subcontracting Indonesian assembly work to PT Sat Nusapersada in Batam, which says it will ship laptops and tablets to the United States for an unnamed brand.

Pegatron is investing $300 million in Indonesian factories to transfer some of its production out of China, and PT Sat Nusapersada’s CEO told Detikinet that Indonesian productivity is superior to China’s, with a comparatively small 2% turnover rate.

Stephen Martinez 2021-07-07
img
The new iPhone line for 2021 was leaked this week with names focused on the most obvious base: iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 line appeared in a list of production models, including iPhone 13 (twice, generally indicating one will be called “mini”, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The list indicated screen sizes 5.4-inches, 6.1-inches (twice), and 6.7-inches … Continue reading