Journalist films the laborious process that goes into Apple’s pride and joy.
In an exclusive video posted yesterday, Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz talks briefly about the various steps that go into assembling an iPad at the Foxconn factory in China. The video below shows how the various components of the iPad are assembled mostly by hand, with machines being occasionally used to assist in the assembly. The video also shows the long lines of eager workers who line up outside the plant every day to earn as much as $14 a day.
Schmitz is only the second journalist to be ever allowed into the facility, and is currently filing reports for public radio as well as writing up a blog post on his experiences. Apple came under heavy fire recently for working conditions at its plants, forcing the company to undertake a full investigation and respond to public rumors about long working hours and rumored worker casualties.