Foxconn splitting with Apple?
Foxconn Apple’s longtime collaborator that manufactures Apple’s iPhones and iPads, and Apple might break up their business arrangement in the near future. Both companies have been looking for other business partners, and Foxconn is striving to develop its own brand instead of remaining solely a manufacturer.
Foxconn played a key part in Apple and iPhone’s success — the iPhone would have certainly been priced higher if Foxconn was not its manufacturer, according to Sohu News. But it was Foxconn that took the heat when its inhumane work conditions became exposed. In addition, Terry Gou, Foxconn’s founder, has long harbored ambitions beyond being Apple’s workshop.
Many years ago, the same story happened with another Apple manufacturer — it began to develop its own products to realize a higher profit margin. That company is Samsung.http://www.salon.com/2013/05/16/apple_and_foxconn_might_break_up_soon_partner/