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Is Foxconn lying about stolen iPhones?
As previously reported, Foxconn has denied that phones were stolen from one of the company's facilities in China. However, the perpetrator has confessed.
A senior manager at the EMS-giant has confessed to stealing thousands of smartphones from Foxconn's Zhengzhou facility in China, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP) citing the prosecutors. According to the prosecutors, thousands of units were stolen in a scam, which they believe involves a network of accomplices, the AFP report continues. Local reports claim that as many as 4'000 - 5'000 phones – which includes the iPhone 6 model, something that Foxconn denied – had gone missing and been sold on in China. "He admitted to stealing smartphones from a Foxconn factory in China last year during questioning yesterday," prosecutors told AFP. Evertiq reported earlier that the company has denied that any phones were stolen, but that there was an incident where pre-production phones which were manufactured for testing went missing.