Today Rob Schmitz posted a new video (Inside Foxconn) on how Apple iPads are built and tested. In the report Schmitz points out several views. He states, “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. 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.”
Additionally he states that, “There’s a main drag lined on both sides with fast-food restaurants, banks, cafes, grocery stores, a wedding photo shop, and an automated library. There are basketball courts, tennis courts, a gym, two enormous swimming pools, and a bright green astroturf soccer stadium smack-dab in the middle of campus. There’s a radio station — Voice of Foxconn — and a television news station. Longhua even has its own fire department, located right on main street.”
Debates on conditions at Foxconn will be ongoing for the foreseeable future. Fortunately from Schmitz report we get an inside look into what it takes to build and test the iPad. Have a look below, and tell us what you think.