Apple World Today News Update: January 16, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: January 16, 2018

A smaller sensor notch in 2019, poor working conditions in a supplier's factory (or not), and the folks from Cupertino are pretty darned helpful to law enforcement:

  • A rumor has it that 2019 iOS devices may use a much more compact sensor for Face ID
  • Apple's own investigation seems to contradict a Bloomberg/China Labor Watch report that found bad working conditions at an Apple supplier's factory
  • The head of the California Division of the FBI loves Apple, as the company provides training to FBI and local law enforcement officials
  • Apple's Health app is being used as evidence in a German murder trial (hint: your heart rate climbs when you're trying to dispose of a body)
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China Labor Watch blames Jabil layoffs on declining iPhone 8 sales

China Labor Watch blames Jabil layoffs on declining iPhone 8 sales

According to China Labor Watch, a labor rights watchdog and advocacy organization, hundreds of workers went on strike on October 11, in protest of Jabil's layoff, position rearrangements and its refusal to provide previously promised rewards. This is based on workers' account.

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China Labor Watch says workers’ rights continue to be violated by Pegatron

 China Labor Watch says workers’ rights continue to be violated by Pegatron

A new report from China Labor Watch, a labor rights watchdog and advocacy organization, says there are are continued workers’ rights violations at factories owned by Pegatron. Pegatron is an electronics manufacturing company that develops mainly computing, communications and consumer electronics to branded vendors, including Apple.

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China Labor Watch: Apple supplier, Pegatron, overworks employees

China Labor Watch: Apple supplier, Pegatron, overworks employees

Workers at the Shanghai, China operation of Pegatron work more than the maximum 60 hours a week stipulated by Apple because their wages require them to work more to make ends meet, a labor group said in a report by China Labor Watch (CLW), a labor rights watchdog and advocacy organization. Pegatron is an electronics manufacturing company that develops mainly computing, communications and consumer electronics to branded vendors, including Apple.

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China Labor Watch blasts working conditions at Shanghai plant where iPhones are made

China Labor Watch blasts working conditions at Shanghai plant where iPhones are made

A new report from China Labor Watch, a labor rights watchdog and advocacy organization, blasts Apple for not improving working conditions for Chinese workers who make iPhones. After investigating a plant in Shanghai, China, which is owned by the Taiwanese Pegatron Group, CLW reports the following:

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