Foxconn’s Main iPhone Factory Could Resume Full Production by Late December

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn expects its main iPhone plant in China to resume full production around late December to early January, following worker unrest last month that disrupted the factory. “The situation has stabilized,” a Foxconn source told Reuters, referring to the protests in Zhengzhou and the government’s easing of COVID restrictions. “The local government […]

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Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro Sales Are in Big Trouble Due to Foxconn Factory Protests

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments in the fourth quarter of 2022 will be “significantly lower” than the market consensus due to labor protests at Foxconn’s main iPhone factory in China, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo today said iPhone production at the factory in Zhengzhou has been “significantly affected” by the […]

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Apple facing shortfall of 6 million iPhone 14 Pro units due to ongoing factory turmoil

The recent turmoil at the Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou, China will likely result in a shortfall of an estimated 6 million iPhone 14 Pro units according to the latest Bloomberg report. The figure is based on people familiar with Apple’s assembly operations. The exact number is still to be determined and will depend on how […]

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Thousands of employees quit biggest iPhone making factory impacting shipments

The biggest iPhone making plant owned by the biggest iPhone making company Foxconn in China is located in Zhengzhou, and it’s been the scene of unrest all this week. Latent worker unhappiness escalated into protests in the past few days, and there were multiple clashes with security personnel. Eventually, Foxconn yesterday apologized for a pay-related […]

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Strike at iPhone factory could give Samsung the advantage before holiday season

While the demand for iPhone 14 Pro is through the roof, Apple recently revealed during its Q3 2022 earnings call that there could be supply chain issues during the holiday season. Now, the company is facing even more problems as there have been reports of massive strikes at one of the factories where the iPhone […]

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Angry Protests Break Out at Key iPhone Factory in China

Riots broke out on Wednesday at the world’s largest iPhone factory in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, according to video shared on social media. Footage widely circulated online show hundreds of Foxconn workers marching in protest, clashing with police and some being confronted by people in hazmat suits. Some video captured workers complaining about the […]

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Apple Chip Supplier TSMC Plans to Build Second $12 Billion Arizona Factory

Apple chip supplier TSMC plans to build another fabrication plant in Arizona alongside the $12 billion factory it has already committed to in Phoenix, reports The Wall Street Journal. The second plant will be located north of Phoenix and investment is expected to be roughly similar to the $12 billion the company committed to in […]

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One UI feature focus: Auto factory reset to protect personal data

Samsung’s proprietary One UI software that defines the company’s mobile user experience is chock-full of security features, from the Knox platform and Secure Folder to several options for locking and unlocking your Galaxy smartphone. In addition, One UI provides a few tools that can come in handy if you lose your device, including Find My […]

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How to reset a Garmin watch: Learn to perform a soft reboot, a factory reset and restore original settings

Your Garmin watch may be a very reliable companion, but there’s still a small chance you’ll need to perform a reset of some kind every now and again. As with all connected gadgets, however, there are different kinds of reset at your disposal – and we’ll cover them all below in this guide. They include […]

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USA sets restrictions on chip and AI factory equipment exports to China

The U.S. Department of Commerce is planning to push new regulations under the Biden administration to impose additional export restrictions on AI and chipmaking tools to China. The Commerce Department has reportedly sent so-called “is informed” letters to a few USA companies to communicate the changes and set new restrictions. The letters forbid the companies, […]

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Samsung to develop Google’s 3nm Pixel 8 Tensor chip at its factory

In June this year, Samsung started producing the world’s first 3nm chips, and it started shipping the first batch by July. Now, the latest news coming in suggests that Google’s 3nm mobile chips will be produced by Samsung at its 3nm foundry lines. These 3nm chips will be used by Google in the next-generation Pixel […]

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Apple Chip Supplier TSMC Celebrates Arizona Factory Nearing Completion

Apple chip supplier TSMC recently hosted a topping-out ceremony for its new fabrication plant in Phoenix, Arizona, DigiTimes reports. TSMC’s topping-out ceremony in Arizona The $12 billion factory will be the first of its kind to mass-produce 5nm chips in the United States. All of Apple’s latest chips, dating back to the A14 Bionic and […]

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Galaxy A04s enters mass-production phase at Samsung factory in Noida

The Galaxy A04s has so far stood quietly in the background while the majority of recent news revolved around Samsung’s imminent Unpacked event and the upcoming foldable phones. Nevertheless, Samsung didn’t forget about the its cheaper phones such as the Galaxy A04s, and a new report has shed more light on this unreleased smartphone’s status […]

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Samsung confirms $1.3 billion plan for an EV battery factory in Malaysia

Several reports from earlier today suggest that Samsung is on an investment spree to expand its operations. Aside from the fact that the company plans to build nearly a dozen chip factories in the USA, Samsung just confirmed its new investment strategy for an EV battery manufacturing facility in Malaysia. We heard about Samsung SDI […]

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Samsung buys even more land for new US chip factory

Samsung announced in November 2021 that it would be purchasing new land plots for the construction of a new foundry in the USA. While Samsung looked at multiple locations, it finally settled for Texas. Now latest reports confirm that the Korean giant has completed the additional land acquisition and is waiting for approval from the […]

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How to factory reset your Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet

Factory resetting isn’t something that Galaxy smartphone and tablet owners do very often — or at all. But situations exist when you may need to perform a clean factory reset, such as when you are about to trade or sell your device. The preferred method of factory resetting a Galaxy phone or tablet that won’t […]

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Samsung to showcase cutting-edge 3nm chips during Joe Biden’s factory visit

US President Joe Biden is beginning his three-day visit to South Korea today, just ten days after Yoon Seok-youl became the President of South Korea. Biden’s tour will start with a visit to Samsung’s semiconductor chip plant in Pyeongtaek, the world’s biggest semiconductor factory. It is being reported that Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong will be […]

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MacBook Pro Supplier Considering Relocating Factory to Increase Production

Apple supplier Quanta Computer is considering the feasibility of relocating its MacBook Pro production to its factory in Chongqing, China, as output at its Shanghai plant remains constrained by lockdown restrictions, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes. The move could gradually boost the availability of MacBook Pro models and shorten the extended delivery times […]

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Biden’s South Korea visit to start from Samsung’s largest chip factory

Samsung’s largest chip manufacturing facility is in Pyeongtaek, a city located about 70 kilometers south of the capital Seoul. It also happens to be one of the world’s largest semiconducting manufacturing facilities. The facilities are spread across a 289,000 square meter site which is about the same size as 400 football fields. Samsung may be […]

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Foxconn Abruptly Halts Hiring at iPhone Factory Amid New Lockdown and iPhone 14 Delay Concerns

Roughly 24 hours after saying it would ramp up hiring and incentives for new employees, Foxconn, Apple’s main iPhone supplier, said today it would abruptly stop hiring new workers for its plant in Zhengzhou, China, after new COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions were imposed on the city of nearly 11 million residents. Just yesterday, Foxconn was […]

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