Are you excited to see how your iPad is made inside the Foxconn Factory?
Earlier this month, journalist Rob Schmitz was given the privilege to get inside the Foxconn Factory where many Apple iPads are made. He has published series of reports in American Public Media?s Marketplace describing the conditions of the factory in China. Unexpected, he was granted by Apple and Foxconn access inside the factory.
He managed to interview some of the workers and supervisors inside; it?s a trip he will not forget showing us an exclusive look into the iPad arena where they are built and tested for real.
For those who don?t know Rob Schmitz, he was the one who exposed the fabrications and exaggerations made by Mike Daisey of Apple?s Chinese suppliers.
Schmitz uploaded a video of his visit to the plant, and you?ll see the real deal here on how your iPad is made meticulously in the assembly line. The video included a tour on how an iPad is assembled by the Foxconn employees. If you want to see the video clip, you can watch it here.
What strikes me most on Schmitz’s report is the age of the workers. As far as working conditions go, you?ll see underage workers at the factories. He also mentioned that employees were hands-on, which involves long tedious work. However, there are many common places to go for these workers to enjoy such as fast-food restaurants, gym, banks, café, sports utilities, courts, basketball courts, swimming pools, etc.
The video also revealed details about the assembly-line workers switch positions every few days to avoid termination, and what?s more these workers are paid for only $14 a day.
So much appreciate to these workers. As I imagine how my iPad is made, it’s pretty interesting to see it live.
Tell us what you think of the video.
[Image via Marketplace]