Foxconn nears deal to build iPhone manufacturing plant in India, report says

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  • Reply 21 of 30
    dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 12,527member
    flaneur said:
    Presumably Foxconn will be on the hook for that plant should the Indian government suddenly change their tune and confiscate the facility for whatever reason.
    Here's a tip: face downwind when pissing on the parade, so as not to get it all over your penny loafers.






  • Reply 22 of 30
    sreesree Posts: 145member
    bobschlob said:
    India agrees to used iPhone deal, or everybody 'walks'.
    Nut-up, Apple!
    The reason they refused is due to the anti-dumping laws. Typically used equipment have not been allowed to be imported to India in the last few years and the laws have been made much stricter, as those provisions were taken advantage of by unscrupulous businesses to dump electronic waste from the developed countries in india. They can get it processed in india cheaper, but a lot of environmental issues arise (like mercury or lead poisoning etc.). 

    So, this is more a case of Apple not being given an exception, and it is fair considering none of the other companies are allowed to import used phones either.
    ai46cnocbuigatorguy
  • Reply 23 of 30
    flaneurflaneur Posts: 4,526member
    sree said:
    bobschlob said:
    India agrees to used iPhone deal, or everybody 'walks'.
    Nut-up, Apple!
    The reason they refused is due to the anti-dumping laws. Typically used equipment have not been allowed to be imported to India in the last few years and the laws have been made much stricter, as those provisions were taken advantage of by unscrupulous businesses to dump electronic waste from the developed countries in india. They can get it processed in india cheaper, but a lot of environmental issues arise (like mercury or lead poisoning etc.). 

    So, this is more a case of Apple not being given an exception, and it is fair considering none of the other companies are allowed to import used phones either.
    Thanks for the clarification.
    ai46gatorguy
  • Reply 24 of 30
    Why can't Foxconn open an iPhone factory in U.S.?
  • Reply 25 of 30
    volcanvolcan Posts: 1,799member
    Apple is doomed, but apparently Foxconn did not get the memo. /s
    SpamSandwich
  • Reply 26 of 30
    nolamacguynolamacguy Posts: 4,758member
    lkrupp said:
    Perhaps the plant is greasing the wheels for Apple to sell used phones. Would be awkward to have a plant full of Indians unable to afford the product they are building. 

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    Awkward like workers at a premium car manufacturing facility not being able to afford the products they build?  Or like contract electricians not being able to afford a $30 million home they are wiring?  Or workers sewing Coach bags not being able to afford to buy one?  I'm not seeing any validity in your point.
    It’s all about the mindset that says everybody should make the same amount of money so life will be fair and balanced. To each according to their needs, from each according to their abilities. Level the field, equalize the wealth, nobody fails. Vote for Bernie!
    you're intentionally conflating communism with democratic socialism. yeah, words matter. 
    ronn
  • Reply 27 of 30
    redstaterredstater Posts: 49member
    sockrolid said:
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    Last week, an unsubstantiated report claimed Indian government officials rebuffed a proposal to import and sell used iPhones in the country, a down-market strategy aimed at consumers not accustomed to paying top-tier prices for their smartphones.
    Samsung payola much?
    A ridiculous claim when Samsung market share getting battered in India by Chinese and locally manufactured phones and has been for years.
  • Reply 28 of 30
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    lkrupp said:
    It’s all about the mindset that says everybody should make the same amount of money so life will be fair and balanced. To each according to their needs, from each according to their abilities. Level the field, equalize the wealth, nobody fails. Vote for Bernie!
    you're intentionally conflating communism with democratic socialism. yeah, words matter. 
    There's precious little difference between socialism, "democratic socialism", Marxism and Communism. All collectivist ideologies which run counter to economic reality.
  • Reply 29 of 30
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 20,337member
    Why can't Foxconn open an iPhone factory in U.S.?
    You seriously think they will find the labor with the requisite talent, in sufficient numbers? Not to mention the fact that all the component supply chain is located in Asia, and would have to be individually shipped so as to assemble in the Americas?
  • Reply 30 of 30
    michael scripmichael scrip Posts: 1,916member

    Why can't Foxconn open an iPhone factory in U.S.?

     You seriously think they will find the labor with the requisite talent, in sufficient numbers? Not to mention the fact that all the component supply chain is located in Asia, and would have to be individually shipped so as to assemble in the Americas?
    Exactly.
     
    This reminds me of when there was a big flood in Thailand.  It affected hard drive production across the entire world since 25% of the world's hard drives are produced in Thailand. 

    Why?  The supply chain is set up in Thailand.  There are ENTIRE FACTORIES that make a single part... like the tiny springs for the suspension inside of hard drives.

    Many US-based companies are already set up for physical production in these non-US countries. And not just components... but tens of thousands (or millions) of workers are there too.

    It's kinda hard to unring this bell...
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