Day: May 22, 2012

Will your next iPhone be built by robots?

Will your next iPhone be built by robots? They build cars, assemble TV panels and vacuum floors. But can robots build an iPhone? For Foxconn, the manufacturing giant that builds Apple’s iPhone, it’s an enticing prospect, and one that could not come at a better time. The Taiwan-based firm employs more than a million people at its factories in China, but lately it has come under fire for alleged mistreatment of its workers. Last month it was forced to close one of its biggest plants for a day after thousands of workers rioted. And Foxconn has been facing labor...

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ICYMI: Apple’s friends of the court, iTunes U, and App Camp for Girls

ICYMI: Apple’s friends of the court, iTunes U, and App Camp for Girls Don’t worry about diving into the madness that is your RSS feed: We’ve got you covered. Here are some of the more prominent Apple stories making the rounds this Thursday. Caltech and NYU economists call for Apple ebooks trial verdict to be overturnedU.S. District Judge Denise Cote may have ruled against Apple’s ebook machinations, but two economists from Caltech and NYU are arguing that the ruling was a mistake. The pair filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in support of Apple’s ebook practices,...

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