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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
China Labor Watch: at the largest iPhone factory ~50% of workers were temps in August, breaking a 10% limit set by China; Apple, Foxconn admit it was an issue   —  - Companies confirm report on excessive use of temporary workers  — China Labor Watch alleges harsh conditions before iPhone event
Sep 8, 2019, 10:45 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
What to expect from Apple on Sep. 10: 3 new iPhones, Apple Watch Series 5, new Apple TV, release info for OSes, pricing and launch date for Apple Arcade, more   —  iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, software updates, and more  —  It's almost iPhone time (or, as other people call it …
Sep 8, 2019, 2:00 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is developing in-screen fingerprint tech to work alongside Face ID for its 2020/2021 iPhones and a low-cost 4.7-inch iPhone for H1 2020   —  - Company previously replaced fingerprint sensing with Face ID  — New low-cost iPhone in the works for first half of next year
Sep 5, 2019, 8:00 AMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Android 10 launched on Wednesday, with the update available to all Pixel phones   —  After six betas over six months, the newest version of Android is finally out.  —  Android 10 is finally finished!  The next big Android update, which we've been examining for most of the year as the …
Sep 3, 2019, 1:30 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is planning to launch Pro iPhones with three-sensor camera systems for better low-light, new iPads, and a 16-inch MacBook Pro next month   —  Apple Inc. is readying a clutch of new hardware for the coming weeks and months, including “Pro” iPhones, upgrades to iPads and its largest laptop in years.
Aug 22, 2019, 7:20 AMIn context
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
OnePlus CEO talks about a second 5G phone coming in Q4, international expansion, and plans to launch a TV set   —  OnePlus, China's upstart smartphone maker, is preparing a global rollout of its new 5G device this year, as it looks to expand in the US and win more customers from Huawei, Apple and Samsung.
Aug 14, 2019, 6:40 PMIn context
Gethin Chamberlain / The Guardian:
Amazon says it is investigating after leaked documents show Foxconn is requiring school children to illegally work overtime as interns to make Alexa devices   —  Leaked documents show children as young as 16 recruited by Amazon supplier Foxconn work gruelling and illegal hours
Aug 9, 2019, 8:25 AMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google was never really serious about tablets, with years of scattershot reboots; its decision to stop making tablets was rational but could be shortsighted   —  Google's getting out of the tablet hardware business, canceling two different tablets it was building and reassigning those employees to other projects.
Jun 22, 2019, 2:00 AMIn context
Sarah Dai / South China Morning Post:
Waterdrop, a Tencent-backed Chinese online health care platform, raises a Series C of over $145M led by private equity firm Boyu Capital   —  Funding will go toward building a professional team in health care insurance and adopting AI in its products China is home to the world's third largest insurance market …
Jun 16, 2019, 12:20 AMIn context
South China Morning Post:
Inside Huawei's seven-year quest to build its own OS, which, sources say, started in 2012 as a precaution against the possibility of US ban   —  The OS issue took an extra urgency after the US government in mid-May placed Huawei and its affiliates on a trade blacklist One of the biggest technical challenges …
Jun 11, 2019, 9:50 AMIn context

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