iPhone To Be Made By Apple’s Controversial Chinese Supplier

Nov 16th, 2006 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players, Mobile Podcasting

Foxconn Electronics is reported to have been chosen by Apple to make an iTunes mobile phone, dubbed by many, the iPhone.

The Chinese-language Commercial Times on Wednesday reported that Apple had ordered 12 million iPhones, and that they were due during the first half of next year. The reported order, if accurate, would confirm estimates made by PiperJaffray earlier in the year of 8 to 12 million iPhone first-year sales.

Foxconn is the controversial iPod supplier that Apple determined manufactured its products under unacceptible conditions. Apple reviewed Foxconn’s labor practices earlier in the year and determined that iPods were made under conditions that violated Apple’s Code of Conduct. Foxconn also sued the journalists that exposed their labor practices.

Hon Hai/Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, has declined to confirm or deny the report.

via AppleInsider, Bloomberg

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