Apple which reportedly find itself somewhere in reports of labor abuses among its suppliers twice – first NY Times reported Apple’s harsh working conditions at company’s component suppliers in China – and then followed by CNN published a video of journalist Stan Grant who recently sat down for an interview with a current Foxconn employee and iPad display assembler – followed with this the iPhone maker asked the Fair Labor Association to conduct special voluntary audits of Apple’s final assembly suppliers, including Foxconn factories in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China, at Apple’s request.
Adding to this in an unprecedented move, Apple has opened up its factories and supply chain in China to a full review to ABC news – allowing them to create a report – ABC’s “Nightline” anchors Bill Weir travelled to Shenzhen China for the exclusive look inside the Apple’s supply chain chamber, reports 9to5Mac. The story will begin airing on Good Morning America, World News with Diane Sawyer, ABCNews.com, ABC News Radio and ABC Newsone this Tuesday February 21st EST.
For years, Apple and Foxconn have been synonymous with monster profits and total secrecy so it was fascinating to wander the iphone and iPod production lines, meet the people who build them and see how they live. Our cameras were rolling when thousands of hopeful applicants rushed the Foxconn gates and I spoke with dozens of line workers and a top executive about everything from hours and pay to the controversies over suicides at the plant and the infamous “jumper nets” that line the factories in Shenzhen. After this trip, I’ll never see an Apple product the same way again.