Foxconn: We're not Apple's iPhone manufacturer

in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
Foxconn International Holdings Ltd., the Hong Kong-listed arm of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., said this week it is not Apple Inc.'s manufacturing partner for iPhone.

Speaking to shareholders on Tuesday, the firm said it plans to spend $1 billion to at least double capacity over the course of this year and next by expanding in China and India. However, Reuters reports that chief executive Samuel Chin also told its investors that the company was not making iPhones for Apple.

Chin stopped short of ruling out a future partnership with the Cupertino-based electronics maker on future handsets.

In January, the Chinese-language Commercial Times reported that Foxconn would become the main supplier of the hotly anticipated inaugural Apple handset. The media report sent Foxconn shares on a 5 percent surge.

On Tuesday, the China-based firm said it is building a $1.2 billion plant in northern China to ramp up its capacity in addition to factories in Shenzhen and Beijing.

The $1 billion budgeted for expansion over 2007 and 2008 would go towards that plant, as well as to new factories in India and elsewhere, Chin said.


  • Reply 1 of 4
    How truly odd. Quite a number of people are likely chomping at the bit to slice open the first iPhone they can get their hands on, and put to bed all manner of questions.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    rolorolo Posts: 686member
    OK, so what company is the primary supplier of iPhones? Is there a secondary supplier? Who's making the phones for Europe? For Asia?
  • Reply 3 of 4
    No MMS support. Are they kidding? It's 2007.

    They better fix that fast.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    bderwestbderwest Posts: 36member
    Originally Posted by badNameErr View Post

    No MMS support. Are they kidding? It's 2007.

    They better fix that fast.

    You don't really ever use MMS, do you? Besides, with Mail built in, just e-mail pics to people's e-mail addresses. They get a better copy of an image, it transmits faster and they can get it from their cellphone or home computer.

    MMS is dead, just like the floppy.
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