Want to watch an iPad being born at the hands of migrant workers in China’s Foxconn mega-complex? Of course you do. Who would want to watch that cute bundle of your money become a high tech piece of computer hardware?
Foxconn, a massive production facility in China, is the birthplace of many Apple iPads every day. And while the workers are paid an average of $14 a day, Foxconn is still considered one of the more desirable places to work in China.
“Desirable” seems to fit on a harsh sliding scale of “scheduled pay dates” and literal suicide inspiring work conditions.
The payscale does appear to be very little, however in Foxconn’s Longua, Shenzhen facility – sometimes called Foxconn City – there is a walled-in campus citystate that is pretty much self-contained. The facility includes housing for workers, sports complex, and its own TV Network to provide entertainment. It even includes a mall-like retail area with a grocery store, a bank, restaurants and other outlets.
Foxconn is the motherland to many other devices you may already own including the Amazon Kindle, Microsoft’s Xbox360, Sony’s Playstation 3, and the Wii console.