Apple supplier in Malaysia must immediately stop union busting

Malaysia’s Electronics Industry Employees’ Union Northern Region (EIEUNR) is launching an online petition to call on Apple supplier Molex to stop union-busting and to respect workers’ right to choose their own union and bargain collectively…

Unfair treatment of union members at Molex Malaysia

IndustriALL affiliate EIEUNR is fighting union busting at electronic components manufacturer Molex, one of Apple’s suppliers in Malaysia. In response to the union busting at Molex Malaysia, IndustriALL affiliate Electronics Industry Employees’ Union, Northern Region…

Apple may stop including chargers with iPhones

Rumours are swirling amongst tech bloggers that Apple will stop including chargers and EarPods with new iPhones. Those who track e-waste are hoping that Apple does, in fact, make this move. According to one venture…

Apple’s Chinese suppliers surpass those in the US

Apple’ suppliers in China have continued to grow since 2011, reaching 41 and surpassing other major manufacturing areas for Apple like Japan and even the US – with 37 and 38 suppliers respectively.  Analysis of Apple’s…

Apple investigates its supply chain after publication of SACOM

Apple started an investigation after SACOM’s report revealed that it’s supplier Quanta Computer employed students to make Apple Watches in the Chinese city of Chongqing. These students didn’t worked voluntarily, worked overtime and their activities…

Chipmaker Qualcomm is suing four Apple suppliers

Apple suppliers vulnerable to US-China trade war

While many politicians and businesses express concerns about the escalating economic tensions between China and the US, Apple suppliers are particularly vulnerable to the effects of a trade war. Apple outsources much of its production…

Smartphone brands under pressure as Chinese market matures

Competition in the Chinese smartphone market – the worlds largest – increases amid signs of maturity and declining shipments. China alone accounts for around 30% of global smartphone sales, but for the first time the…