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  • Serious Explosion Rocks Foxconn Plant Where iPad 2s Are Produced


    A developing story is emerging from the far east this morning, as scant reports with few details available indicate that an explosion has occurred at the Foxonnn plant in China - the very location where the iPad 2 is believed to be primarily manufactured.

    The explosion is believed to have occurred around 4:00 am PST this morning. All that is known for the time being is that several workers - including six men and one woman - have been injured, some critically. There are also unconfirmed reports of several deaths. The cause of the blast, as you can imagine, has not yet been revealed to the public.

    According to MICgadget, which appears to have broken the story in the US, sources quoted indicated the following: “The explosion occurred in the A05... the explosion caused many materials casted out from the building, and there are at least hundreds or more of workers inside the building. The whole building did not collapse yet, I do not know what is going on inside. Now there are more than 10 fire engines, 10 ambulances, many police cars.”

    While the human suffering and potential loss of life is of paramount concern, there is also understandable apprehension about the prospect of the explosion further delaying iPad 2 production. At this time, it isn't clear if or how production will be impacted.

    UPDATE:

    Minutes ago, the Wall Street Journal confirmed that at least two people have tragically been pronounced dead so far in connection with the blast. Additional injuries were also reported.

    Source: MICgadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Serious Explosion Rocks Foxconn Plant Where iPad 2s Are Produced started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      This sad..idk why people are joking with comments..this people built the devices that you are enjoying..
    1. SnowLeo's Avatar
      SnowLeo -
      they built devices that I only enjoy because I jailbroke them to get the actual capabilities it has the potential to do rather than the walled garden. These people are also great at doing whatever possible to hurt competition and developers for their own near monopolistic benefits. A huge example of this is the fact that every single 3rd party non-verizon/att store including like 5 new ones have had the iPad 2 for months, it's been international, and yet for my Dads Wireless Zone Verizon stores that sells the iPhone and 1st gen iPad STILL doesnt get to sell the iPad 2 yet. I have every right to critisize apple products. This is an apple JAILBREAK and MODIFICATION site NOT AN APPLE FANBOY site.

      If your refering to "they just held it wrong" comment and not mine I'm sorry. That comment was funny but the the poster should've at least including something serious about this tragic situation which I did include as well as a solution and annoyance about the fact that Foxconn has had bad safety concerns before including toxic chemicals and suicide and now apparently fire hazards unless it was an atfack of some sort which needs to be fixed
    1. keyztolope's Avatar
      keyztolope -
      maybe the ipad 2 jailbreak will be release now
    1. marc180292's Avatar
      marc180292 -
      Quote Originally Posted by SnowLeo View Post
      they built devices that I only enjoy because I jailbroke them to get the actual capabilities it has the potential to do rather than the walled garden. These people are also great at doing whatever possible to hurt competition and developers for their own near monopolistic benefits. A huge example of this is the fact that every single 3rd party non-verizon/att store including like 5 new ones have had the iPad 2 for months, it's been international, and yet for my Dads Wireless Zone Verizon stores that sells the iPhone and 1st gen iPad STILL doesnt get to sell the iPad 2 yet. I have every right to critisize apple products. This is an apple JAILBREAK and MODIFICATION site NOT AN APPLE FANBOY site.

      If your refering to "they just held it wrong" comment and not mine I'm sorry. That comment was funny but the the poster should've at least including something serious about this tragic situation which I did include as well as a solution and annoyance about the fact that Foxconn has had bad safety concerns before including toxic chemicals and suicide and now apparently fire hazards unless it was an atfack of some sort which needs to be fixed
      shut up, know cares about your opinion.

      On the better hand, I did a report on the Foxconn suicides, a very devastating issue that was. I hope this blast was not the cause of Foxconn's social responsibility
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Oh no angry birds are taking over apple!!!!!!
    1. jrrtps's Avatar
      jrrtps -
      donīt worry Ipad Users it will produce in Brazil soon....

      jrrtps
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      I wonder if Apple will be as quick to provide assistance to these workers and their families like they did with Japan.
    1. 3xpl05iv3's Avatar
      3xpl05iv3 -
      The iOS software you jailbroke was made by Apple (who impossed the limitations) not Foxconn who made the very good hardware that your refering too!