Foxconn puts an end to illegal iPhone X assembly overtime

Foxconn puts an end to illegal iPhone X assembly overtime
After a Financial Times investigation, news spread out that Foxconn is doing what many a Chinese manufacturer are doing - employing student interns who "voluntarily" work above the legal daily limit for their positions. It just happens that Foxconn is the company that does a lot of things for Apple, including the iPhone X, so the interns pulled 11-hour shifts at times, assembling hundreds of TrueDepth camera kits, so that early adopters can have a shot at Apple's latest and greatest.

In China, students often have to undergo "work experience" training for three months before they are allowed to graduate, which takes them to strange places, like working long hours at a Foxconn assembly plant for modest pay. Needless to say, the sheer amount of publicity that these slave internships got, made Apple look into the matter, and in a few short days the issue seems to be resolved, as Foxconn took "immediate action to ensure that no interns are carrying out any overtime work." Apple also chimed in on the teapot tempest:



source: BBC

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6 Comments

1. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

It's all about $$$

2. mikehunta727 unregistered

In the past these companies could get away with this stuff but not so much anymore... social media/everyone having phones nowadays, this will get out if it's being done sooner or later

3. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

That seems a little fishy.....lol I think Foxcon is the one to blame here. They might have done this without Apple's any knowledge because they needed extra man power to meet the demand. Who knows...

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31603; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good on Apple to step in, but they don’t mind those X’s and 8's getting out in droves. Cook is a CEO that I actually respect. He’s done well for Apple.

5. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Cook is a good man. Certainly better than Jobs. Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow US citizens.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31603; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said, and same to you bro.

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