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dec 27
2010

Life inside an iPhone Factory

A French photojournalist reports on his visit to a Foxconn factory in China where they make iPhones, etc. He didn't find what we consider to be child labor, but the working conditions in the factory/city don't sound too pleasant (13 hour shifts, 6-7 days per week). He has a pic of one girl who checks 28,000 printer cartridges per day (up 40% since last year). TUAW has a nice summary if you don't want to read the whole thing.

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I've had the unfortunate pleasure of spending some time in Shenzen a few years ago. A really really depressing place.

posted by rico at 2:03 PM on December 29, 2010

I think Mike Daisey's The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs talks about that, too.

posted by Eloise at 4:12 PM on December 29, 2010

Sad to know that most of the popular products like iPhone has poor people behind it. Striving hard to work, to live.

posted by AnthonyJenkins@World-of-Warcraft-Gold at 12:45 PM on January 2, 2011




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