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Old 10-06-2012, 02:25 AM   #121
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This just in from China:

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Fri, Oct 05 19:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Thousands of workers went on strike Friday at a Foxconn plant in China that makes Apple Inc's iPhone 5, paralyzing production of the smartphone, rights advocate China Labor Watch reported.

The reported strike comes at a crucial time for the U.S. corporation, weeks after kicking off its largest-ever global rollout of the smartphone. Apple is already struggling with supply constraints, analysts say.

Citing workers, the labor group said 3,000 to 4,000 workers began their strike at Foxconn's Zhengzhou complex in the afternoon, incensed by over-exacting quality controls as well as demands they work through the week-long "Golden Week" holidays, which began Monday.

The strike could not be immediately confirmed. Apple declined to comment and Foxconn was not immediately available for comment.

Tensions have boiled over repeatedly in factories operated by Foxconn, the Taiwanese contract manufacturing giant that employs more than a million and makes most of the world's iPads and iPhones. Last month, thousands rioted at its Taiyuan facility in northern China, disrupting production for about 24 hours and underscoring the potential for labor unrest.

"In addition to demanding that workers work during the holiday, Foxconn raised overly strict demands on product quality without providing worker training for the corresponding skills," the Watch said in a statement on its website (http://www.chinalaborwatch.org/news/new-433.html).

"Additionally, quality control inspectors fell into conflicts with workers and were beat up multiple times by workers. Factory management turned a deaf ear to complaints about these conflicts and took no corrective measures."

The group did not say in its release when work might resume.

Foxconn Technology Group of Taiwan, the trading name of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, is the world's largest contract maker of electronics for global brands such as Hewlett Packard Co, Nokia and Dell Inc.

Apple and Foxconn have come under fire for poor working conditions and wages at plants across China. In response, they have organized an audit of factory conditions, raised wages, improved safety and reduced overtime, among other measures.

(Reporting By Edwin Chan; Editing by Richard Chang)
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Shouldn't work in a communist country then. Sucks for them.

Glad I ordered my phone early

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Old 10-06-2012, 03:10 AM   #123
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H#ll...I still have a old flip-phone.....Need a good laugh,did yea.....It works so I just go with-it....and I won't walk in to a moving car or walk-off a rail-way in a rail-station as I look down.....People texting and driving are going to kill-me yet as I ride my motorcycle in my own lane....

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At first reading online I was thinking no big wow factor I'm not getting it. But after watching the keynote last night with my son it looks to be a good upgrade from my iPhone 4. Anyone else play with these lil hand held toys? Are you as excited as I?
After much debate and three I-phones I decided to jump ship and bought the Samsung Galaxy S3 last night. Time for something new!
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After much debate and three I-phones I decided to jump ship and bought the Samsung Galaxy S3 last night. Time for something new!
Regretting it yet? just kidding. I've heard ups and downs for either phone.
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I haven't decided yet.

I did how ever find out that my chief want the detectives and sergeants to have department phones, and he leaning towards the Iphone 4S. Should be interesting to watch a bunch of older flip phone guys transition

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For those of you thinking about updating your IP 4 to the newest operating system, beware. A younger geek friend of mine tried to do so and it screwed up his phone badly.

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Android is the way to go. you pay far too much for iPhone /pad when there are cheaper alternatives that can do much more

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For those of you thinking about updating your IP 4 to the newest operating system, beware. A younger geek friend of mine tried to do so and it screwed up his phone badly.
Yep. I upgraded mine and could no longer reply to threads on here from my phone. That was another reason I jumped ship and got a different phone.
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How are them Apple maps working out for you iphanboys?

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