iPhone 5 Manufacturer Denies Plans for New U.S. Factory
Foxconn not expanding its North American presence.
A recent report suggested that iPhone 5 and iPad manufacturer Foxconn would open a new plant situated in the United States. However, the company has denied plans to expand its North American pres
A recent Foxconn executive reiterated the company was struggling to meet Apple's iPhone 5 production demands. An additional manufacturing plant would undoubtedly help relieve the demands its workers have to adhere to in China. However, the report in question discussed production of LCD TVs in the new plant, not iPhones.
A spokeswoman for the manufacturer has now stated that it "already has multiple facilities based in the U.S." and "there are no current plans to expand our operations there at this time."
Foxconn has previously said that the iPhone 5 is the most difficult device it has ever assembled. The firm even went as far as hiring underage interns to work on making Apple's products, with general employees voicing their concern in regards to harsh working conditions.