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Foxconn Denies Plans For New US Operations 96

Posted by timothy
from the wishful-thinking dept.
pigrabbitbear writes with an update to the story, based on a DigiTimes report, that iPhone maker Foxconn would be opening a new factory in the U.S. "Foxconn makes a lot of stuff, but as it's one of Apple primary manufacturing partners, lots of people jumped to the salacious conclusion that a U.S.-based Foxconn factory could finally produce an American-made iPhone. Foxconn denied the DigiTimes report today. A company spokeswoman told CNET that the company actually 'already has multiple facilities based in the U.S.' but that 'there are no current plans to expand our operations there at this time.' Foxconn doesn't make iPhones in the existing U.S. factories, and they don't plan to."
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Foxconn Denies Plans For New US Operations

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  • slightly off-topic (Score:5, Interesting)

    by tloh (451585) on Friday November 09, 2012 @10:25PM (#41939005)

    I've always been curious why the manufacturing outfit is named "FOX"conn. In Chinese folklore, (which is apolitical and applies equally to mainland as well as Taiwan) foxes have a notorious reputation as agents of evil. In stories, the fox spirit, "hu li jin" often takes human form as a young, nubile, seductress and sets out to corrupt scholars and governing officials. Or maybe I'm reading too much into it. Afterall, the most successful tech company stateside is named after the fruit that caused Man's expulsion from paradise according to the bible.

  • by CajunArson (465943) on Friday November 09, 2012 @10:26PM (#41939015) Journal

    OK, so all those snarky posts about how the U.S. is a worthless third world country because Foxconn was going to open factories here?
    GUESS WHAT: Now the U.S. is a worthless third world country because Foxconn isn't going to open factories here!

    That's the beuatiful thing about already have a predetermined conclusion, the facts always fit.

  • by TaoPhoenix (980487) <TaoPhoenix@yahoo.com> on Friday November 09, 2012 @10:27PM (#41939027) Journal

    So who Watches the Market Watchers?

    Someone trolled Digitimes well apparently. Everybody got their ad clicks in already. I don't know if anyone "loses face" in events like this. Does the media care about posting incorrect stories?

  • by ThatsMyNick (2004126) on Friday November 09, 2012 @10:38PM (#41939115)

    I am not sure if you can really split up a word like that. But in answer to your question, fox is known for in cunningness (it is the same as the west).

  • by gargeug (1712454) on Friday November 09, 2012 @11:00PM (#41939257)
    I looked up Dice Holdings, Inc and at first believed it was some \. jape, like a fake website constructed to mess with people. But further investigation showed it was no jape at all, and the crap blogspam I have seen populating this site now makes perfect sense. Thank you JustOK.
  • by _xeno_ (155264) on Saturday November 10, 2012 @04:44AM (#41940761) Homepage Journal

    Although there is a reason that apples are identified as that fruit: it's a horrible Latin pun [wikipedia.org].

    Unfortunately the difference is in the diatric marks over the letter and Slashdot can't figure out how to deal with UTF-8 because they might have to look up the BIDI control characters, but basically "apple" and "evil" are both "malum" (but with a different sounding "a", I guess) in Latin.

    It can also be traced to Greek mythology, but I like the idea of it being a bad Latin pun that everyone latched on to.

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