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APM's Marketplace takes a look at how the iPad is made and who builds it

APM's Marketplace gets a unique view into the Foxconn factory where the iPad is built.
By Trace Hagan from Apr 12, 2012 @ 16:36 CDT

It's not everyday that someone gets to tour the factory where the iPad is made. Often it is reserved for Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, or Bill Weir of Nightline. Thanks to American Public Media's Marketplace, we can now all take a peek inside the factory and see where one of Apple's hottest gadgets gets made.



"When I gave examples of some of the American media coverage of the working conditions at Foxconn, many workers laughed, telling me it's not really that bad" Schmitz wrote. "But that doesn't mean the workers don't have complaints." Schmitz is partially responsible for debunking Daisey's "theatrical" version of what happens in the Foxconn plants.


"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," Schmitz wrote. "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."


So take this unique chance to take a gander inside the factory where the iPad is made. See it being built and tested. Watch the video above.


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