MarketPlace has posted a video tour of one of Foxconn’s factories that makes iPads for Apple. The tour was filmed by Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz, who was granted access to the factory as part of a series of reports on working conditions. It includes scenes from the assembly line and other facilities in the factory complex.
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In a written report, Mr. Schmitz said about his tour that, “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.”
MarketPlace claims Mr. Schmitz is only the second reporter to gain access to Apple’s outsourced manufacturing facilities, the first being an NBC Nightline report broadcast in February. MarketPlace, an American Public Radio show, also broadcast an audio report on the Foxconn factory, including a transcript of the report.
MarketPlace Video Tour of Foxconn iPad Factory