Take a look at how Apple's iPhone factory in China looks like on the inside.
"Designed By Apple In California, Assembled In China." That's what every iPhone user would be familiar with. But what does Apple's iPhone assembly factory look like in China?
Well, Apple doesn't own any factories in China per se, they make use of a subcontracted firm called Foxconn who assemble many mobile phones and devices. Apple's iPhone being one of their major clients.
Foxconn has over 800,000 employees, most of which live in dormitories on site, who work long shifts to ensure the company meets its demands – that is, assembling over half a million units a day! To put that into perspective, that's around 350 units per minute!
Unlike the stereotypes around factories in China, workers are well looked after at Foxconn. It's not the most exciting job, and some employees argue that they experience being bored at times. You see, workers do not assemble the phones in their entirety as the workload is spread out over thousands of processes. Some workers are employed to literally be responsible for assembling one tiny screw into the device, and that's it.
So, the next time you invest in a new iPhone, know that your phone has been through thousands of hands before you even open the Apple packaging.
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Tech Vision, on Inside Apple's iPhone factory in China.