Foxconn branching out from iPhones into more expensive devices as it seeks to diversify

iPhone assembler Foxconn is seeking to diversify its production lines as it says the smartphone market has become stagnant. The company currently relies on Apple for around half of its revenue, but has ambitious plans for even higher-end manufacturing …

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Foxconn to plug at least $340M into AI R&D over five years

 Manufacturing giant Foxconn has said it will make a major investment in artificial intelligence-based R&D as it looks for new business growth opportunities in a cooling global smartphone market, Nikkei reports.  Read More
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Apple apparently shifting more MacBook orders to Foxconn with no plans for a major update in 2018

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In a report from DigiTimes alleging Apple is sending more of its MacBook Pro orders to assembly partner Foxconn, it is also suggests Apple is not planning a major update to the notebook line in 2018 at all, though the claim does not completely discount potential changes to the line altogether.
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