Watch the Creation of an iPad from the Foxconn Floor [Video]
Marketplace reports that their Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz is the second reporter to ever gain access to the factory floor at the somewhat infamous Foxconn, Apple's Chinese producer. Though there's always news of Foxconn suicides, so much so that the phrase "Foxconn suicides" has its own Wikipedia page, the factory seems to do what it can to make the conditions bearable. As shown from the above video, the factory is spotlessly clean, and the campus even has athletic facilities for workers to unwind and exercise.Read on...
This American Life Retracts Story on Apple Factory Conditions Over Fabrications UPDATEDIn January of this year, the public radio program This American Life ran a piece which was adapted from Mike Daisey's one man show The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, which featured vivid recollections of brutal conditions inside the Foxconn factories which produce Apple's devices. After investigations into Daisey's story by American Public Media reporter Rob Schmitz for the show Marketplace, This American Life has decided to retract the story saying they can no longer vouch for its authenticity.Read on...