From Rob Schmitz, the man responsible for exposing the now infamous fabrications in Mike Daisey’s Foxconn trip , comes an insightful video piece showing highlights from the Foxconn (LSE:HHPD; HKEX:2038; TPE:2354) facilities, including the iPad on the assembly line. You can check out the clip below.
There’s a detailed report as well from last week in which Rob notes his impressions from visiting the factory in Shenzhen.
[A]fter you enter the gates and walk around, you quickly realize that it’s also a city – 240,000 people work here. Nearly 50,000 of them live on campus in shared dorm rooms. There’s a main drag lined on both sides with fast-food restaurants, banks, cafes, grocery stores, a wedding photo shop, and an automated library. There are basketball courts, tennis courts, a gym, two enormous swimming pools, and a bright green astroturf soccer stadium smack-dab in the middle of campus. . . This is not what comes to mind when you think “Chinese factory.
As always it should be noted that besides Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL - News), Foxconn manufactures for practically every big name consumer electronics maker you can think of, including Acer, Dell, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Nintendo, Samsung, and Sony.