While most of us own some kind of iProduct and receive a seemingly endless amount of joy from them, seldom do we offer a second thought to the production process required to make such a magical device a reality.
There’s a popular notion that the entire device is made by machines, but that’s not the case, as you’ll see below. A Taiwanese electronics company you may or may not have heard of, Foxconn, is responsible for the production and assembly of the iPads, iPods and iPhones that have come to dominate our daily lives.
Here’s a quick look inside the Foxconn factory in China, one that employs over 200,000 people!
This exclusive video is made available by Marketplace.org correspondent Rob Schmitz, who was given an inside look at the Foxconn factory. Schmitz described the unique opportunity as follows,
“The first misconception I had about Foxconn’s Longhua facility in the city of Shenzhen was that I’ve always called it a ‘factory’ — technically, it is. But after 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. There’s a radio station and a TV news station. Longhua even has its own fire department, located right on main street”.
What do you think? Are you impressed? Is it what you expected?
Via: High T3ch
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