iPhone 5 Manufacturer Denies Plans for New U.S. Factory

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.

 

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  • raidenfox123
    Well if they open a new plant in the state's how will they be able to get away with the blatant abuse and work ethics that they can get away with in China. :)
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  • raidenfox123
    Well if they open a new plant in the state's how will they be able to get away with the blatant abuse and work ethics that they can get away with in China. :)
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  • azathoth
    Damn! And I was just about to invest in 'safety' nets too!
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  • dauntekong
    Foxconn Spokesmen: "I'm sorry, but Apple is not paying us enough to make a new plant. However, we have plans on making new plants on other companies."

    Reporter: "...So all other company gets a new plant but Apple?"

    Foxconn Spokesmen: "EXACTLY..."
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