Love iPod? Now Meet the iPod Makers.

From Macworld UK,

  • Apple's iPods are made by mainly female workers who earn as little as £27 per month
  • In one of the factories, i.e. Foxconn's Longhua plant,  200,000 workers, a population bigger than Newcastle, is hired to make iPod. 
  • The same workers (above) live in dormitories that house 100 people, and…
  • visitors from the outside world are not permitted.
  • Workers toil for 15-hours a day
  • Another factory in Suzhou, Shanghai, makes iPod shuffles. The workers are housed outside the plant, and earn £54 per month – but they must pay for their accommodation and food, "which takes up half their salaries", the report observes.
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2 thoughts on “Love iPod? Now Meet the iPod Makers.

  1. Wow! You you who i think you are? I was planning to get a iPod until I got wind of this i(Sweat)Shop episode.

  2. Tan Say Hong? From Tango 2? How did you stumble upon this? =)

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