BoilermakerHawk Talks Tech

ABC Nightline aired a very interesting report on Feb. 21 about the infamous Foxconn factory in China, where big names like Apple, Intel, Dell and others produce their tech products.

If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Foxconn has been in the news frequently over the past few years because of reports of workers committing suicide, bad working conditions that lead to explosions at the factory, and most recently, mass suicide protests.

The Nightline report pointed out some shocking information about Foxconn.

Here are some of the most interesting findings published by tech blog The Verge:

  • It takes 141 steps to make an iPhone, and the devices are essentially all handmade.
  • It takes 5 days and 325 hands to make a single iPad.
  • Foxconn produces 300k iPad camera modules per day.
  • Foxconn workers pay for their own food — about $.70 per meal, and work…

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