Skip to main content

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.

Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback

  • 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. :)
    Reply
  • azathoth
    Damn! And I was just about to invest in 'safety' nets too!
    Reply
  • 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..."
    Reply
  • akula2
    raidenfox123Well 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.They won't open it here because 99% would NEVER like to work at their wages. So be happy :)
    Reply
  • keither5150
    News flash...... those jobs are never coming back. The Chinese make something for a dollar that can be duplicated in North America for under $5. You may as well report on Apple putting plants on the moon.
    Reply
  • nah51dog
    akula2They won't open it here because 99% would NEVER like to work at their wages. So be happy

    be happy? be happy about what? be happy that manufacturing jobs that could be in the united states are overseas? we have a MINIMUM WAGE in the united states so we would never work for their wages anyway.

    god i bet you voted for romney too
    Reply
  • noblerabbit
    I wonder if a day will ever come, when people wake up, and just collectively stop buying anything made for cheap, by cheap , just out of principle. I guess not! To those of you that are unemployed AND use Apple products, I'm really curious as to what your last thoughts will be on your deathbeds.
    Reply
  • cookoy
    sometimes i wonder how nonsense speculation became news and trashing the news as pure speculation also became news
    Reply
  • Tanquen
    Maybe if we put tariffs goods from countries that pay their workers very little, force free overtime for missed quotas, provide little or no healthcare, use children as part of their labor force, have no or unforced environmental laws where their people live in and breath in filth, devalue our currency, don’t enforce intellectual property laws, lie about everything that goes on in their borders, shoot people for protesting…

    Maybe some companies would keep jobs in the west.
    Reply
  • A Bad Day
    akula2They won't open it here because 99% would NEVER like to work at their wages. So be happy
    Machines work for free and 24/7, as long as you don't have tunnel vision and willing to pay for the upfront installation costs, maintenance (usually much than min wage for workers), and a handful of trained technicians.

    I recall in the Willy Wonka movie, the company fired the assembly line workers and replaced them with a machine, and then they had to hire a technician to fix the broken machine.
    Reply