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08-02-2010, 09:27 AM #1
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.
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08-02-2010, 09:38 AM #2
08-02-2010, 09:50 AM #3
Maybe it's missile silos to take out the JB servers ;-p
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08-02-2010, 10:11 AM #4
08-02-2010, 10:30 AM #5
Theyre making apple branded turtlenecks.
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08-02-2010, 10:39 AM #6
WE wil never know...
08-02-2010, 11:31 AM #7
08-02-2010, 12:18 PM #8
Top secret huh?
08-02-2010, 01:37 PM #9
08-02-2010, 01:54 PM #10
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.
08-02-2010, 03:16 PM #11
steve jobs brand turtlenecks for your iphone 4 the ultimate case
08-02-2010, 05:51 PM #12
08-02-2010, 07:25 PM #13
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.
08-02-2010, 09:15 PM #14
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08-02-2010, 09:33 PM #15
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:
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08-03-2010, 02:48 AM #16
@snowleo WDF thats a wierd *** app and i hope i dont get cought in this scam.