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The company's security teams are reportedly wearing riot helmets and holding plastic shields as they march around the facility.
The Apple supplier claims a fight between workers escalated into a riot that required police intervention.
Production at the Taiyuan factory was halted due to a riot that occurred last night. Foxconn says there were no employees deaths related to the incident.
Apple's next iPhone -- rumored to be called the iPhone 5 -- is launching in October, the head of human resources at Foxconn's Taiyuan factory reportedly said.
One-day closure after melee involving 2,000 workers won't affect supply to clients, a spokesman for the China-based company tells Reuters.
The Chinese company says that it will make overtime payments as it promised, and that it doesn't expect the melee to impact iPhone 5 shipments.
The workers have been asked for higher standards without adequate training, according to a report.
The manufacturer tells CNET it has slowed down its hiring due to a high rate of employee return after the Chinese New Year. The Financial Times says Foxconn has actually frozen recruitment due to slowing demand for the iPhone 5.
A report from a Hong-Kong watchdog group accuses suppliers of "military-style management of workers," despite Apple's code of conduct.
What makes life hard at the giant plants that make iPhones and other staples of high-tech life? CNET's Jay Greene traveled to China to find out.