Tim Cook visits a Foxconn factory where the Apple iPhone 6 is built

Tim Cook visits a Foxconn factory where the Apple iPhone 6 is built
Tim Cook is on a road trip to China. On Wednesday, the Apple CEO tweeted a picture of the executive watching as a Foxconn worker puts the finishing touches on an Apple iPhone 6. The executive visited the factory, which is located in Zhengzhou. The caption he typed out for the picture says, "Great to meet talented people like Zhang Fan, who helps make iPhone 6 in Zhengzhou. An early highlight of this trip."

Amid reports that the Chinese government is responsible for attacks on Apple's iCloud, Cook is planning on meeting with China's Vice Premier Ma Kai to discuss the situation. The Chinese government denies involvement, as you might expect it would. Cook might also be visiting the factory to see what can be done in order to get supplies of the iPhone 6 increased, in order to match the strong demand for the new iPhone model.

Last year, China was among the countries that received the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c during the initial launch. This year, Chinese iPhone buyers had to wait for the second wave of countries to launch the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus. The official release date in China was October 17th.

While in China, Cook can visit a China Unicom branch and have his pants pockets widened in order to better accommodate an Apple iPhone 6 Plus.


source: AppleInsider

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25 Comments

1. Cristian

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

pretty sure they made her laugh (or else she is fired)

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

That are they ship her to north Korea

11. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

this will not be a joke anymore but... He told her not to take it to firm in order not to bend it. Thats why they laughed.

2. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Lol, I love how Tim Cook interacts with an ordinary worker. Its like: Worker: Sir, we are underpaid. Tim: Haha! Worker: Haha!

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Tim Cook seems like a pretty cool guy...

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Cool? Or cruel

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I don't know, he doesn't seem like a bad person, it's just that the company he is running sucks...

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

They look happy, but you don't see the taser , he's holding on her thigh, telling her to laugh, lol

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Why Apple has special treatment in phonearena? Tim Cooke visit foxconn considered an important news but not other OEM?

12. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

We hear a lot about other CEOs too....John Chen...the Xiaomi....Huawei.

9. frickbot

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 15, 2014

Maybe he is trying to have her fix his phone.

23. john5994

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

Maybe he also got the "Bendgate" so he is getting his iPhone 6 Plus fixed.

10. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

He actually laughs after he asked her how much she earn a month at that factory - he laughs that she works a month for a production costs of a single iPhone. I am just wondering that Tim had the balls to go for a walk through that factory.

13. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

I really don't see how he is at fault for them being underpaid. Even if Apple dished out more money for them...will it get to them? I mean the workers get ..what Foxconn pays them.Them getting underpaid is because of their system.

14. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Yeah, you know.. For Profit... Business as usual.. I guess that's how it works in our world..

15. ishan.heru

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Tim Cook imagines " Oh, so this is the place where the #Bendgate strarted " and laughs like crazy and seeing him laugh the lady also laughs. :)

16. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Oh yea the Evil Tim Cook must be destroyed, meanwhile is the CEO of samsung visiting? Everyone hide your cars because they are too ugly for the great CEO of samsung, also don't stare at him for we are not worthy. http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/27/6075439/samsung-employees-instructed-not-to-look-down-on-chairman

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31276; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple trolls hard at works as usual. So far 16 comments 16 trolls.

18. Rescueemt911

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

Funny that everyone says the working conditions are 'so bad' at Foxconn, yet when Foxconn is hiring, thousands upon thousands of people go there for a chance to work there!!?? Apple is providing jobs in a country that would otherwise have none! See how much fun it is in the US working for GM putting the same rivet in a part for 35 years.. It a job, it feeds your family!

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31276; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The fools saying are 13-22 yrs old, have never been there, and sit on PA whining all day about Apples success.

25. ChrisTheTechGuy

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 04, 2010

Its because its one of the highest paying jobs around. Research the suicide rate of Foxconn employess, or the apartments they're forced to live in with bars on the windows so they dont jump, or the net under the windows to catch them if they do find a way to jump. Nothing like working a 16 hour day, and going "home" to an apartment with 5 or 6 other employees, and not seeing your family. Oh...and by saying one of the highest paying jobs, for those 16 hours you worked, you barely scratch $1 U.S.D. for that day.

20. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

He's laughing because he thought iPhones came from Unicorn poo. Now he knows the simple truth.

21. bataxstar unregistered

"While in China, Cook can visit a China Unicom branch and have his pants pockets widened in order to better accommodate an Apple iPhone 6 Plus." made me laugh :)

22. Suspiro

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 24, 2014

Woman in photo is actually 9 year old girl factory worker after Photoshop.

24. intos

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

people are not bad... money makes them ...

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