Today I went to the Foxcon to see the assembly lines.
I expected to see the product lines for one or more of our products; I did see that in it was quite amazing to see the efficiency with which it works.
I would like to go into more detail but I probably shouldn’t. The operation is kept quite secret as are the details of new devices. See http://glennastory.net/?p=549
for a video about Apple’s operations at the same facility. I am told that the wages and working hours for our Foxconn employees as well as those of Apple have been improved because of the publicity raised about Apple. I would also say I didn’t see any bad working conditions–other than boredom–associated with the work here. Nor did I see any children or young teenagers on the line.
I expected to spend a couple of hours and ended up spending the whole day–mostly watching them debug problems with the new line. It was a fascinating experience.