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Apple hires two camera suppliers for the iPhone 5

Apple has tapped both Largan Precision and Genius Electronic Optical to supply some lenses/camera modules for the rumored upcoming iPhone 5, according to the Taiwan Economic News. Both of the companies have worked on 5 megapixel camera modules that you can now find in the iPhone 4, so it's not...

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iPad display supplier reportedly identified

DigiTimes has reportedly identified another iPad parts supplier. This time, Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Coretronic has been pegged to deliver backlighting units (BLUs), starting in the beginning of 2011. Specifically, Coretronic will deliver the units to vendors Chimei Innolux and LG Display....

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Next-generation iPad parts suppliers supposedly named

While we wait for iOS 4.2 to drop, Apple is supposedly busy lining up parts suppliers for the next-generation iPad. DigiTimes reports that Ibiden, Tripod Technology and TTM Technologies will be the initial Printed Circuit Board (PCB) suppliers. Their sources say that these companies have received...

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Workers allegedly poisoned while making iPhones

Several Chinese laborers are reporting serious illness after being exposed to a toxic chemical while assembling iPhones. According to reports, the workers inhaled vapors of a chemical called n-hexane while working in a poorly-ventilated room. An ABC News foreign correspondent gained access to the...

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Apple number 65 on Newsweek's list of green companies

Newsweek has published their list of the most environmentally-friendly companies, and Apple is ranked number 65 out of 500. While it didn't make the top 10 (Dell is number one), Apple improved significantly from last year when it placed 133rd. The rankings considered a number of scores, including...

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Taiwanese carriers can't meet iPhone 4 pre-orders

Taiwanese customers placed 200,000 iPhone 4 pre-orders, yet carriers fear that only about one-fourth of those orders will be filled by the end of the year. iPhonetouch.Blorge reports that Apple's three Taiwanese carrier partners, Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile and Far EasTone, had access to...

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Foxconn workers to receive 30 percent raise

There's some good news coming from the beleaguered Chinese Foxconn factory this week. Following reports of employee suicides (10 since January of this year), Reuters reports today that production line workers will be receiving a 30% increase in pay, effective immediately. Hopefully this measure will...

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