Naked gyrating iPad vid exposes truth behind Apple's billions
Behind-the-scenes shock tape rocks web
Video Foxconn has allowed a journalist to film inside an Apple iPad factory in Shenzen, revealing a fresh-faced workforce.
The resulting three-minute video shows young Chinese employees at the quarter-of-a-million-strong factory filing into work at 7am, fitting motherboards into cases on clean, brightly lit assembly lines and playing football on Foxconn-provided pitches.
Meanwhile 500 hopeful workers queue outside looking for jobs.
Some naked fondleslabs appear in the vid too, including a batch undergoing a gyroscope test. At least 55 million iPads have been sold by Apple since the tablet launched in 2010.
It's the second time a hack has been allowed to film inside a Foxconn factory. In this instance bosses gave the privilege to Rob Schmitz - the reporter who dismantled the This American Life radio documentary about the alleged horrors of working inside one.
This American Life broadcast claims by actor Mike Daisey about the lives and working conditions of Foxconn workers, which sparked a scandal when revealed - and another one when certain key facts were disproved by Schmitz, a bureau chief on Marketplace, another public radio show.
Schmitz says a quarter of a million people work in the Shenzen factory where he taped, mostly between 18 and 25 years of age. Most of the workers are migrants from inland China and many return home after a stint working there.
ABC show Nightline got the first look-in here. ®
@amanfromearth - Re: One of the best places to work?
Who tells us they are not paid actors like in those TV ads we see all day long ?
Disclaimer : I've spent the first half of my life under a communist regime so I know a few things about propaganda.
Re: One of the best places to work?
So... if it shows apple is a bad light it must be true
if it shows apple is a good light it must be propaganda
And every apple user places no value on anther persons life.
Your dislike of apple is robbing you of your power to reason and think clearly
comrade stalin used to post videos like this online of ruddy faced, smiling kolkhozniks. it was called agitprop then and it's called agitprop now. lucky for apple's image that americans don't really get an education, so they wouldn't really know.
...from China? Surely not....
it's all relative isn't it?
One of the best places to work - compared to what alternatives?
People queueing up to work there - the same can be said of the sweatshops (they call them factories) that Adidas run in Indonesia, the work is intensive, exhausting and carried out over long hours, but the pay is better than anywhere else.
But of couse it's still nothing like a western worker would get (and yes I've heard ALL the b.s. excuses big business use to justify this).
I hate this sort of quasi-slavery. Not having a go at Apple or Foxconn, just the world we live in.