Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday August 30, 2016

Pegatron Exploiting Apple iPhone Workers In China

It's that time of year again where we all act like we care that Apple works people to death for pennies but, as long as we get a new iPhone, we totally ignore that people are working 80 hours of overtime per week making those shiny iDevices. That's 80 hours of overtime per week, not an 80 hour week. frown

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Media coverage led to pay rises and improved working conditions at Foxconn. Apple responded by moving some manufacturing to Pegatron, which offered Apple lower prices based on lower wages. It's not as though Apple really needs to screw its Chinese workers, since the company has more than $200 billion in cash. According to China Labor Watch, in 2105, Apple made twice as much profit in China ($13.4 billion) as it paid its 1.6 million Chinese workers ($6.2 billion).