Pegatron plans to invest millions in chip factory for iPhones and, possibly, MacBooks

Pegatron plans to invest millions in chip factory for iPhones and, possibly, MacBooks

Pegatron, one of the two Taiwanese companies that assemble iPhones and iPads, has signed a letter of intent stating it intends to invest 10-15 trillion rupiah (approximately US$695 million to $1 billion) in an Indonesian factory to assemble “chips for Apple smartphones,” reports Reuters.

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AWT News Update: January 10, 2017

AWT News Update: January 10, 2017

Happy Tuesday! We have a few stories for today's Apple World Today News Update:

  • The ESPN and WatchESPN apps have adopted Apple's Single Sign-On feature, meaning you can sign in once to use the apps with your cable or satellite TV subscription
  • AT&T & Verizon are both making moves to make those grandfathered unlimited data plans a thing of the past
  • Three weeks to go until Apple's Q1 2017 Earnings Call. We look at Foxconn's results to see how Apple may fare for the year-end quarter
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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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AWT News Update: May 17, 2016

AWT News Update: May 17, 2016

Today's AWT News Update brings you news from the world of Apple!

  • The iOS 9.3.2 update is bricking some iPad Pros
  • Apple's apparently hiring a number of people with expertise in wireless charging
  • Foxconn and Pegatron are hiring iPhone assembly workers earlier than usual this year
  • Free the FM!
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AWT News Update: April 25, 2016

AWT News Update: April 25, 2016

We skipped the podcast last Friday -- our apologies, but there just wasn't all that much news about Apple! Today we have a bit more:

  • Bid for lunch and an Apple Event with Apple CEO Tim Cook!
  • Apple supplier Pegatron is in hot water again with China Labor Watch
  • Rapper Drake and Apple Music -- working together
  • Those who won the chance to attend WWDC will find out by the end of today
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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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