When Biggest iPhone Maker Foxconn Refused To Work With Nothing. Here’s Why

 

Consumer tech brand Nothing may be creating a small niche in the market right now, but when the company tried to unveil its first smartphone, the Nothing Phone (1), it faced a number of challenges. Nothing founder Carl Pei revealed. According to a CNBC interview, one of Nothing’s biggest challenges in the US was competing with tech giants Apple and Samsung.

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But according to Pei, a third of sales of Nothing’s newly launched Ear (Stick) TWS earphones now come from the United States.

The report quoted Pei as saying, among other big challenges Nothing faced, was being turned down by Foxconn, the world’s largest contract manufacturer, which is also the largest supplier of the Apple iPhone. doing. When Nothing approached Foxconn to manufacture the phone, the request was turned down due to Foxconn’s past failures in the smartphone industry.

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“All startup makers work with Foxconn. But when it was our turn, they said no. was,” Pei reportedly told CNBC.

This comes shortly after Pei confirmed that it would not be launching a purported successor to Nothing Phone (1), Nothing Phone (2) any time soon. The company’s founder has wiped out his competing Android smartphone brand, saying Nothing will launch “dozens of products a year like so many others.”

According to Pei, Nothing will focus on Nothing Phone (1) and has no plans to announce Nothing Phone (2) in the near future. The company is also working to bring her Android 13-based software update to the Nothing Phone (1).

“The phone (2) isn’t coming out anytime soon. No. Phone (1) is our main focus, we’re making really great stuff when it comes to Android 13+ software,” Pei tweeted on Monday.