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Apple supplier used illegal teenage labor to assemble the iPhone X: report

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Ronald Black
Nov 21, 2017 10:22
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If you own an iPhone X, there is a chance your prized smartphone was built from forced labor of Chinese high school students.

Despite Apple and Foxconn saying the students volunteered to work at the factories, students told the Financial Times that they needed to work at the factories for three months to graduate high school.

A group of 3,000 students ages 17 to 19 routinely worked 11 hours a day at the factory starting in September, which constituted illegal overtime work for student interns in China.

One 18-year old girl told the Financial Times she assembled 1,200 iPhone X cameras a day.

Apple told the Financial Times that an audit found there were indeed students working overtime but also insisted the students were voluntarily working and appropriately compensated.

Taiwan-based Foxconn said its internship programs are carried out in cooperation with local governments and vocational schools in China.

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