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  • Apple and Foxconn May Be Up to Something with Temporary iPhone Plant


    Suspicions are running wild over what Apple and Foxconn could be up to in China with the launch of what some are calling a small but secretive iPhone manufacturing plant. Of course, if it's a manufacturing plant, it's a little difficult to understand what's so "secretive" about the operation. One could naturally assume that this facility is simply another Chinese-based location for making the very devices that are already in such short supply around the world.

    But as Jonny Evans of Computerworld noted in his blog today, this "secret factory" could very well be where Apple is testing the waters for mass producing a CDMA iPhone. Evans acknowledged first hearing of Foxconn's plan to open a new factory "while the world was discussing the outbreak of suicides at the company's huge factories earlier this summer." According to the report, the confirmed construction of the new $100 million factory will begin later this month. A temporary workshop in inland China, however, is now churning out iPhones as Apple and Foxconn prepare to build the aforementioned "permanent plant nearby to make iPhones for Apple".

    The Computerworld report suggests that the temporary facility now being used until the big plant is finished may exist as a means for Apple to to produce small quantities of iPhone prototypes - possibly including 4G, LTE, and/or CDMA-capable models. What in all likelihood is transpiring is both Apple and Foxconn are taking this opportunity to "spend some time figuring out the best way to manufacture new devices," all while growing a trained workforce (of 500) capable of taking their knowledge to the mass production assembly lines of the forthcoming mega facility.

    Computerworld
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple and Foxconn May Be Up to Something with Temporary iPhone Plant started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. SnowLeo's Avatar
      SnowLeo -
      ^lol
    1. spamsalad's Avatar
      spamsalad -
      Maybe it's missile silos to take out the JB servers ;-p
    1. unoimkewl's Avatar
      unoimkewl -
      Quote Originally Posted by spamsalad View Post
      Maybe it's missile silos to take out the JB servers ;-p
      Hahaha. Lol. That's hilarious.

      Maybe it's to keep up with demand. They know that the white version is gonna be popular!
    1. PWNsyst3m's Avatar
      PWNsyst3m -
      Theyre making apple branded turtlenecks.
    1. macsoldier's Avatar
      macsoldier -
      WE wil never know...
    1. hapishyguy's Avatar
      hapishyguy -
      more suicides
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Top secret huh?
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      Quote Originally Posted by hapishyguy View Post
      more suicides

      You beat me to it !!!!
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Raises for all those workers means loss of profit, moving to a new location will mean they need to train a whole bunch of new people and give minimum wage again.
      The small facility is most likely to train people in, not this super secret stuff. Jobs would not trust super secret stuff to go so far away.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      steve jobs brand turtlenecks for your iphone 4 the ultimate case
    1. Joseph_Prophet's Avatar
      Joseph_Prophet -
      Quote Originally Posted by spamsalad View Post
      Maybe it's missile silos to take out the JB servers ;-p
      lol!! still, this is just another rumuor to feed the masses of Verizon iPhone fans.
    1. leathelisor's Avatar
      leathelisor -
      Ahh, my daily dose of unfounded rumors delivered to me as the gospel truth by Messany...On a 2nd note, if iphone goes on verizon messany will be able to laugh at us for the rest of his life.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      People Messany does not just make this stuff up if you notice there is always a link below his article of other sites that report articles like this as well.....

      Quote Originally Posted by leathelisor View Post
      Ahh, my daily dose of unfounded rumors delivered to me as the gospel truth by Messany...On a 2nd note, if iphone goes on verizon messany will be able to laugh at us for the rest of his life.
      Yup hope Verizon gets the iPhone!
    1. SnowLeo's Avatar
      SnowLeo -
      messanys a great writer and is just trying to put out the latest rumors which many turn out true... but isnt that what this site is about? Its not just iphone modding in fact it started out as just being a premiere site for the latest apple news speculation and rumors. Being a Verizon employee myself and the son of the owner of 2 verzion indirect agents I know how crucial and important every step closer to a verizon iphone is..... especially because the verizon iphone would pay for my college if my dad could sell it.

      Oh and maybe messany can report the latest i found in iphone scams with a $120 app in the top grossing apps all in chinese and people in the reviews said they never bought it but it was billed to their account. I sent a pm to the owner (poelic_folly i believe he goes by) with screenshots and all but check it out yourselves

      Edit: looked again and it was removed from the app store but here are the screenshots I took:


    1. litcher's Avatar
      litcher -
      @snowleo WDF thats a wierd *** app and i hope i dont get cought in this scam.