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  • Possible $10 Billion Foxconn Plant to Become New "iPod City"



    According to a new report from Reuters, Foxconn - the alleged Chinese-based "sweatshop" that has seen its fair share of unfavorable headlines in the past year - is reportedly working on a new multi-billion dollar facility that could very well become the new "iPod City" - a title presently reserved for the company's elaborate factory in Shenzhen.

    Based on the information provided in the Reuters report, the new plant would likely be constructed in the city of Chengdu in Sichuan province, "although sources were unable to give a timeframe for the project." But as Apple continues to mass produce iDevices by the millions, Foxconn will likely break ground and be open for business sooner rather than later.

    Since Foxconn became recognized as a major partner for Apple in mass producing the Cupertino tech giant's various products, a great deal of media attention has befallen the rash of Foxconn employee suicides and the alleged low-paying borderline-slave-labor that supposedly takes place in these Chinese-based facilities. Apple, however, maintains that the company is vigilant in guarding against sweatshop practices.


    Reuters
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Possible $10 Billion Foxconn Plant to Become New "iPod City" started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      where do i sign an application?
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Wait, there's news coming out of foxconn of a non-suicide? Weird
    1. stlcaddie's Avatar
      stlcaddie -
      Technically , the old Foxconn has committed suicide.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Wait, there's news coming out of foxconn of a non-suicide? Weird
      lmao

      Quote Originally Posted by stlcaddie View Post
      Technically , the old Foxconn has committed suicide.
      lol wow , jokes on foxxcon 4 LIFE!
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      This would awesome. They must be planning for even bigger releases of products
    1. discostar's Avatar
      discostar -
      Those poor people.
    1. vruls's Avatar
      vruls -
      i wonder if i can enter foxconn and steal some of em ipods??
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      So what does this mean for us?
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      So what does this mean for us?
      That future Apple products hopefully will not have short supply issues. This would be a couple years down the road to get something of this size built and functional.


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    1. mADMAN8's Avatar
      mADMAN8 -
      Quote Originally Posted by discostar View Post
      Those poor people.
      It's irony at it's best/worst. All those little beatnik, urban hippie, granola, new age fight the power indie kids who LOVE their iPods and walk around like zombies with ear buds... Are holding that last thing a suicidal factory worker in china touched before a swallowed arsenic and slipped a bag around his head.