Mobile phone manufacturing

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, file photo, the new iPhone X is displayed in the showroom after the new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif. Apple is offering a nifty way to unlock its new iPhone X...just stare at it. Face ID, Apple’s name for its facial-recognition technology, replaces the fingerprint sensor found on other models. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 02, 2017 - 6:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The iPhone X's lush screen, facial-recognition skills and $1,000 price tag are breaking new ground in Apple's marquee product line. Now, the much-anticipated device is testing the patience of consumers and investors as demand outstrips suppliers' capacity. Apple said Thursday...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2017, file photo, a Chinese family walks out of an Apple store in Beijing. Hundreds of workers protested Wednesday night, Oct. 18, 2017, over bonuses promised through labor brokers who recruited them to work at Jabil Inc.'s Green Point factory, an Apple supplier, in Wuxi city in southern China, according to witnesses. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
October 19, 2017 - 8:46 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — Hundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier's factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and a U.S. nonprofit group said Thursday. Jabil Inc., which runs the Green Point factory...
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Google's Sabrina Ellis speaks about the Google Pixel 2 phones at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 04, 2017 - 2:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Google's new-product showcase (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Google is introducing a hands-free camera that will automatically take photos and video for people looking to catch candid moments of their family, friends and pet. The small, square device, called Google...
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Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman holds an HMD Odyssey virtual reality headset, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in San Francisco. Microsoft is touting virtual reality headsets made by other companies in hopes of establishing personal computers running on its Windows 10 operating system as the best way for people to experience artificial worlds. The devices unveiled on Tuesday include a Samsung headset called the HMD Odyssey. The $500 headset requires a connection to a PC running on a Windows 10 update being released Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 03, 2017 - 5:24 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is counting on virtual reality headsets made by other companies to help establish personal computers running on its Windows 10 operating system as the best way to explore artificial worlds. The devices unveiled Tuesday include a Samsung headset called the HMD Odyssey...
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David Limp, senior vice president of Devices and Services at Amazon, smiles as he displays a new Amazon Echo during an event announcing several new Amazon products by the company, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Seattle. Amazon says it is cutting the price of its Echo smart speaker, improving the sound quality and upgrading its appearance with six new "shells." The next generation speaker, which is powered by Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, will have a dedicated woofer and a tweeter for the first time, as well as Dolby sound. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 27, 2017 - 7:59 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon will head into the holiday shopping season with a simple wish list: It wants voice-controlled devices featuring its digital assistant Alexa to become as ubiquitous in people's homes as televisions. The online retailer is slashing prices to undercut Google, introducing better...
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Rick Osterloh, senior vice president of hardware for Google, second from left, and Cher Wang, chairperson of HTC, shake hands during a press conference in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. At left is Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management at Google, and at right is Chia-Lin Chang, president of smartphones and connected devices for HTC. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)
September 21, 2017 - 4:00 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. It's buying the HTC engineering team that built the Pixel smartphone for Google in a...
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September 13, 2017 - 1:06 pm
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple has made a luxury iPhone that punctuates its technological swagger with a high-priced exclamation point. And that exclamation point appears to be a sign of things to come. The long-anticipated iPhone X unveiled Tuesday will sell for $999, double what the original...
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September 12, 2017 - 7:03 am
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. ---------------- ONLY ON AP ---------------- OLYMPIC BIDS-US WINTER GAMES? — There's an outside shot the United States won't have to wait 11 years to host its next Olympics. It's a longshot, but there's talk...
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Koh Dong-jin, president of mobile business at Samsung Electronics, speaks during a media day for Galaxy Note 8 in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Samsung Electronics says its aims to launch a foldable smartphone next year under its Galaxy Note brand. Koh said Tuesday that the company is currently setting its eyes on 2018 to release a smartphone with a bendable display but there are several hurdles it has to overcome. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 12, 2017 - 2:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it aims to launch a foldable smartphone next year under its Galaxy Note brand. Koh Dong-jin, president of mobile business at Samsung Electronics, said the company is setting its eyes on 2018 to release a smartphone with a bendable...
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This Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, photo shows the Apple logo at a store in Miami Beach, Fla. Apple has set Sept. 12, 2017, as the date for an annual post-Labor Day showcase. Much of the anticipation is swirling around whether Apple will show off a dramatically different type of iPhone with a sleeker and even bigger screen to celebrate the device’s 10th anniversary. Even if such a device is unveiled, Apple will also likely reveal upgrades to last year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
August 31, 2017 - 4:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's faithful fans and investors won't have to wait much longer to see what the iPhone maker has in store next. The company sent out invitations Thursday to set Sept. 12 as the date for an annual post-Labor Day showcase. As usual, the famously secretive Apple didn't say what...
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