Rare inside look at Foxconn reveals how Apple products are made (video)
Here’s something you’ve never seen before - Foxconn from the inside. Famous for making the best selling Apple gadgets, the Chinese factory employes over 200,000 people who make electronics for Sony, Toshiba, and a big part of the major tech companies. And now, after years of complaints, scandals over suicides and explosions, it’s opening up to the public, so users can see what it takes to make an iPad.
In a special edition of ABC’s "Nightline" dubbed "iFactory: Inside Apple," Bill Weir goes inside Foxconn for a first look at the manufacturing facilities will answer all your questions, especially sore after recent reports about poor working conditions at Foxconn. The show will air tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21st at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT.
Apple has opened up to expections, sending the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to check on labor conditions at its Chinese suppliers, and the initial reports have been somewhat surprisingly positive. Most workers agree that they are getting above average conditions, but long shifts make the work too boring, so that monotonous feeling seems overwhelming.emotions
To get an accurate picture of the conditions, the FLA is asking 35,000 employees to anonymously fill in a survey on an iPad - the gadget they’re making, but many have never seen in real life. Check out the video below and tune in to ABC tomorrow if you’re interested.