Members of Australia's Retail and Fast Food Workers Union have asked the iPhone maker for fixed rosters, pre-determined work hours, weekends of two consecutive days and an agreed annual wage rise.
The deviation from Apple's long-held 99 cent price floor comes as the Silicon Valley titan fends off accusations of having a monopolistic grip on the App Store that acts as the lone gateway onto iPhones.
Zhengzhou authorities order mass testing and an effective lockdown for several districts in the city, affecting at least six million people.
Foxconn says it is working with staff to resolve disputes a day after the factory was hit by massive protests, sparked by claims of overdue pay and frustration over severe Covid-19 restrictions.
Foxconn, Apple's principal subcontractor, saw a surge in Covid-19 cases at its Zhengzhou site in recent months, leading the company to shutter the vast complex in a bid to keep the virus in check.
Apple warns customers of longer waiting times in getting their hands on the latest iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models.
The Foxconn factory in the city of Zhengzhou grapples with worker exodus, impacting the shipment forecast by 2-3 million units.
Justice Ministry halts sales of iPhone 12 and newer models that are not equipped with their battery charger and fines Apple $2.3 million until the US company includes one in each package.
The iPod Touch, the only version of the portable music player still being sold, will be available till supplies last, the company said.
The European Commission says Apple Pay is by far the largest NFC-based mobile wallet on the market and accused the company of refusing others access to the popular technology.
The company reportedly plans to lower production orders by about 2 million to 3 million units than originally planned due to weaker-than-expected demand.
The feature will be available via an iOS software update this spring, giving Apple a competitive edge in the world of contactless payments.
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