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With most of its profits believed to come from manufacturing Apple products, Foxconn plans to diversify its business, and is even planning to build, brand and directly sell its own electronics accessories compatible with devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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Foxconn may even sell its own electronics and those of its partners directly, Monday's report said. The company is said to be investigating online retail operations, because those sales could generate higher margins than its current manufacturing efforts.

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Things got that bad for Apple?
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when you sell one device at a time, its hard to stay competitive

especially when the price is prohibitive.
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Things got that bad for Apple?
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Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

when you sell one device at a time, its hard to stay competitive

especially when the price is prohibitive.
I think the article title is referring to the profits that Foxconn makes from manufacturing Apple products, not the actual profit of Apple.
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lmao a Foxconn Phone? Does it have a suicide hotline app preinstalled?
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Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

when you sell one device at a time, its hard to stay competitive

especially when the price is prohibitive.

Foxconn does not just make Apple phones.....

Foxconn has factories in Asia, Europe, and South America that together assemble around 40 percent of all consumer electronics products sold.

Major customers of Foxconn include or have included:

Acer Inc. (Taiwan)
Amazon.com (United States)
Apple Inc. (United States)
Cisco (United States)
Dell (United States)
Google (United States)
Hewlett-Packard (United States)
Microsoft (United States)
Motorola Mobility (United States)
Nintendo (Japan)
Nokia (Finland)
Sony (Japan)
Toshiba (Japan)
Vizio (United States)

So when people blamed Apple for the poor working conditions and worker suicides, just remember they are only ONE of Foxconns customers...
Edited by L D4WG - 5/27/13 at 9:55pm
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But apple is probably the only company on that list that stress the workers that much. Very high volumes and strict deadlines...
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But apple is probably the only company on that list that stress the workers that much. Very high volumes and strict deadlines...

Foxconn's suicide rate is lower than China's average. It's lower than Sweden's average, even in 2010.

Foxconn is a higher paying factory job in China.
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But apple is probably the only company on that list that stress the workers that much. Very high volumes and strict deadlines...

You fill yourself with too much mainstream propaganda and internet opinion pieces. Might want to get in the habit of fact checking with the real world.

Nazi's are coming to get you, be prepared. rolleyes.gif
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You fill yourself with too much mainstream propaganda and internet opinion pieces. Might want to get in the habit of fact checking with the real world.

Nazi's are coming to get you, be prepared. rolleyes.gif

Never been in the apple portion of foxconn so I don't really know, unless you have. But having toured many factories in Guangzhou, I can say that most factory work is pretty "chill". They work long hours, but they workers do not look stressed even working at full capacity. Many times I see smiles and laughter being exchanged between assembly line partners.

If suicides are being committed at foxconn, obviously something is causing that right?
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