Moscow, August 13 — “Lead. Economics” Workers of the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen city stole more than 200 000 certified Lightning connectors for headphones. Despite the penny the cost of each such connector (from $5.85 to $6,58), by reference to the amount stolen the amount of damages proved to be very decent — about $1.3 million.
Was kidnapped connectors C100 and C101 MFi Lightning designed for iPhone. The attackers came from the factory a few dozen boxes of accessories. The local police conducted an investigation, arrested the thieves, and now they are waiting for the court. They face imprisonment and payment of fine and indemnity in favor of Apple.
Foxconn recently reported a 40 percent pagenum profit. During the three-month reporting period, which corresponds to the calendar April-June 2018, net profit Foxconn made up of 17.49 billion Taiwan dollars (about $567,42 million). A year earlier, profit was measured 17.9 billion Taiwan dollars, and polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S, analysts expected the figure at 21,936 billion Taiwan dollars.
Experts polled by S&P Capital IQ, predicted the figure at $20.2 billion Decrease in profit occurred despite the fact that Apple announced a stable demand for the iPhone, writes The Wall Street Journal. According to analysts, the share of Apple accounts for more than half of Foxconn’s business.
Foxconn’s revenues last quarter grew by 17% and reached 1.08 trillion new Taiwan dollars compared with 922,4 million dollars a year earlier.
The capitalization of the Foxconn at present is of the order of 1.49 trillion new Taiwan dollars.