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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Apple responds to the scandal of the students who made the iPhone X

Beware that the matter is quite murky: the Financial Times has ensured that a company in the manufacturing chain of the iPhone X would have illegally employed trainees to accelerate its production and arrive in time for November 3.

Apparently, Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn, would have employed a group of 3,000 students from Zhengzhou Urban Rail Transit School in the dizzying task of assembling the iPhone X against the clock .

According to the Financial Times, 6 students between 17 and 19 years old would have worked up to 11 hours a day in a factory in Zhengzhou , something illegal according to Chinese laws. In theory, they had to complete three full months of work experience to graduate.

According to Foxconn, everything is totally and absolutely normal and the authorities were aware of it , having to sign agreements with both the administration and the training centers.

The Financial Times explains that an 18-year-old student named Ms Yang would have declared that she was forced to work in these conditions by the school itself. Although she has not wanted to give more personal data, she has assured that she assembled more than 1,200 iPhone X cameras daily , something that according to her is not related to her studies.

After the scandal, Apple has responded to the accusations as follows:

In the course of a recent audit, Apple discovered some cases of trainees who worked overtime at the factory of an Apple supplier in China. We have confirmed that these students worked voluntarily and were paid, but they should not have been allowed to work overtime .

The student or internship programs of that factory are short-term programs and represent a very small percentage of the workforce. When we discovered that some students were allowed to work overtime, we took action immediately . A team of specialists is already in that factory, working with the management team of the same to start up systems that guarantee that the established standards are met.

Apple is committed to ensuring that all people in the supply chain are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve . We know that our work never ends and we will continue to do everything possible to achieve a positive impact and protect the workers that intervene in our supply chain.

Via | Business Insider 

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