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Rare inside look at Foxconn reveals how Apple products are made (video)

0. phoneArena 20 Feb 2012, 05:59 posted on

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…

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posted on 20 Feb 2012, 11:22 3

19. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I would rather see people with jobs then phones and other items they don't need.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 13:10 2

29. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I disagree. U.S.-built cars are competitively priced with similar cars built outside of the U.S, as are food, household products, and other manufactured goods. The reason apple has around a 70% profit margin is the low wages of the factory and foundry workers, strict (and harshly maintained) supply line, and the proximity of the factories to the locations where the components and raw materials are sourced. Apple could still make the products in the U.S. and turn a profit, and sell the devices for the same amount, but the logistics would be much more difficult and the shareholders and rich folk who profit from shaving 1/100 of a cent from a component wouldn't agree to it

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 13:29 2

30. dreammixer (banned) (Posts: 81; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Apple has no where near 70% profit margin

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 13:55 2

33. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


wow u really have zero memory. we literally just went over this last week with proof. iPhones,pads,and pods sell at a 70% profit margin even after labor is factored in.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 16:35 1

43. dreammixer (banned) (Posts: 81; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You were proven wrong actually going into your kitchen and cooking up your own numbers doesn't make it right. I got my numbers from Apple's official Q1 report

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 18:08

46. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


taco,
your numbers were ... again... for the over all company profit. not profit for iDevices.. which is specifically what we are talking aabout

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 19:57 1

50. dreammixer (banned) (Posts: 81; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Your numbers didn't include cost for marketing, customer support, retail stores, r&d etc. You're not able to put together coherent thoughts. Sorry for you.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 21:22

54. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i see your time away didnt make you any brighter, taco. U still have zero idea about anything you are talking about.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 07:21 2

3. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Minimum wage is lower in China to begin with... But I totally don't believe what they show on the camera. Come on! Who can't put on their "best behavior" while on camera. Apple takes their consumers' money and doesn't give it back in any form. Having billions of dollars in the bank and not invest for anything?? No wonder people are getting poorer in the U.S.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 07:45 1

4. thnkthru3 (Posts: 73; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


Apples fox con...

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 08:09

6. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


badly?

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 08:34 4

7. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


These are the workers who were persuaded not to commit suicide and instead were forced into doing a video for apple

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 09:33

11. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


They should open also other facilities in China to see how everybody else is doing, just for curiosity.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 10:35

14. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


And why would Apple fans boycott FoxConn? When their are the ones buying Apple products produce by FoxConn.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 10:51 4

17. dreammixer (banned) (Posts: 81; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


This is good for Foxconn workers. Poor working conditions overseas ate nothing new. From shoes, shirts to electronics. Apple's popularity is bringing attention to Foxconn and the end result will be improved working conditions.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 11:03 3

18. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


at least they are getting some attention and some changes will happen . of course the hater will hate so for those people nothing will satisfied them, I applauded Apple for at least taking an initiative... on this

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 11:39 1

20. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


for those that just whine to whine.. you know who you are.. The republic of China is amongst the lowest when it comes to pay,,, Apple has nothing to do with that...

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/china-news/china-minimum-wage-30453.html

so please stop these nonsense.. I feel for the people in China.. have lots of respect for them, as what they do.. half of us will never do it... but it is what it is..

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 14:03

34. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


chicken head,
what you and Your other blind supporters don't seem to get is that it's not just the payscale.. which is horrid, it's the over all treatment of the workers that pisses everyone off. the payscale is not enough to even be considered middle class by Chinese standards. that's the least horrible part of the equasion when compared to the mandatory 24+ HR work shifts, and multiple other abuses comitted by apple foxconn

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 14:41 2

37. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


look don't come with your sad story.. ok.. that happens in lots of 3rd world countries.. ok . nothing new.. dude so calm down and your problem is with Foxconn not Apple. here is their information .. is time you really do something...
Foxconn Corporation
8801 Fallbrook Drive
Houston TX, 77064

Foxconn
458 E. Lambert Road
Fullerton CA, 91709

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 15:08

38. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no my problem is with the apathy and blind defence of apple no matter what atrocities they commit, that all you crazed iNuts seem to collectively have.

if it was Samsung in report after report instead of apple you would be calling for heads to roll.. and I still would be making the same arguments.
but since it's apple u can't see past your stupidly blind alegance to an extraordinarily greedy, pompus, and anti human rights company.

nothing will ever change unless u look past your own beak and take even a minor stand for someone else.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 16:33 1

41. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


first of all calm down.. nobody supports slavery around here.. ok get that straight... I just don't see why we have to blame Apple for everything... those workers are not under Apple payroll they are a 3rd party suppliers... the working conditions in China are devastating... but is China fault.. not Apple... when I lived in Mexico 15 years ago.. there was a Bose plant.. that paid around 25.00 a week to their hard workers.. they cheated us of overtime and we could barely sustain ourselves but never blamed Bose.. ever.. I blamed my government for allowing this... so unless you have lived it... what you think makes no difference not to me or those overworked and underpaid workers.. good that you at least took a stand.. but since you keep repeating yourself like you want an award... is doing the opposite...

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 18:42

47. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you go after the head of the snake and the rest will fall in line. the biggest company on that list is apple. the company with all the suicides is apple. the company with the exploding factories under it's belt is apple. only an idiot would ask why apple over the other companies that foxconn works for.

when foxconn says that each factory's conditions and pay scale are set by the client, I'd believe them for at least that much as its been proven over and over.

ahhh look taco and gallito back together again. I can see the conversations going back down a few notches again.. where's miz and Gemini to round out the iStupidity.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 19:28 1

49. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


the head of the snake is Foxconn itself.. so the people that commit suicide because the wife/husband left them.. we should blame the wife/husband?. hmm nop. I believe that we are responsible for our actions...I highly doubt that they commited suicide because of Apple and unless we know all the details which I know you dont.. you cant point the finger at Apple.. go after the head snake Foxconn , they called their employess animasl.. not Apple.. ok.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 21:25

55. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


The head of the Snake is Apple. Foxconn is merely the skeleton that connects the different pieces. Apple is bigger than pretty much all the other companies that foxconn supplies combined.

If apple truly demanded changes, then foxcon would jump and do as Apple demanded. Apple themselves said in an article barely a week ago, that they prefer Chinese companies because if they want to change things on a dime, foxconn will change on a dime.

Foxconn bows to Apple, not the other way around.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 21:39 1

57. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


They bow to money... and if Apple has so much power.. isnt this a start... maybe this is the start of better things for those workers... I understand that you are upset.. but all this attention may lead to something positive...

posted on 21 Feb 2012, 08:51

59. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if it wasnt by a company that apple is actually paying to do "independant" reports, I'd take it more seriously. The FLA's track record is pretty small compared to the paychecks from the companies it works for, like Nike, who is a king among slave traders.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 16:37 1

44. dreammixer (banned) (Posts: 81; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


ha ha remix made to look the buffoon he is.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 11:56 2

22. xiobnb (Posts: 74; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


oh sure.. just take a camera into there and the workers will tell them the bads things about their boss when their bosses are standing next to the camera... what a f**king bs..

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 19:19

48. RazaAsad (Posts: 100; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


FLA is corrupt and Apple is its corporate donor.

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