Apple supplier Pegatron has denied media reports claiming shipments to and from its factories in China were being held for scrutiny by Chinese customs officials, following a Pegatron executive’s meeting with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (via DigiTimes).
Pegatron is the second largest Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer and iPhone assembler behind Foxconn, while TSMC is the sole supplier of Apple’s custom silicon chips and the world’s most valuable semiconductor company. All three firms operate plants in China.
Update: Nikkei reports that Apple on Friday asked suppliers to ensure that shipments from Taiwan to China strictly comply with Chinese customs regulations, which state that Taiwanese-made parts and components must be labeled as being made either in “Taiwan, China” or “Chinese Taipei,” language that indicates the island is part of China.Apple Supplier Pegatron Denies Reports of China Blocking Shipments
A riot erupted at the Wistron iPhone factory in Narasapura, India over unpaid wages, causing an estimated $60 million dollars of damage.Massive Riot at iPhone Factory in India as Workers unpaid for months
Probably won’t work when it’s Apple doing the spying!
Taiwan-based Wistron, one of just three contract manufacturers that assemble Apple’s iPhones, said Friday it’s agreed to sell two subsidiaries in eastern China for 3.3 billion yuan to Luxshare. One of those units, based in the city of Kunshan, is Wistron’s sole iPhone manufacturing site, according to people familiar with the company’s business.
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Apple to pay $25 per user, up to $500M, for slowing iPhones with bad batteries.
— Read on arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/03/did-apple-throttle-your-iphone-settlement-will-give-you-a-whopping-25/
— Read on www.thetricontinental.org/the-rate-of-exploitation-the-case-of-the-iphone/
Apple’s carefully managed good guy aura is a powerful shield against criticism—but it may not last forever.
— Read on www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/11/how-teflon-tim-cook-apple-gets-away-with-enabling-donald-trump
Apple is resuming the use of humans to review Siri commands and dictation with the latest iPhone software update iOS 13.2.
In August, Apple suspended the practice after privacy concerns.
— Read on www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7626855/Apple-resumes-human-reviews-Siri-audio-iPhone-update.html