Apple finds Foxconn interns worked illegal overtime on iPhone X


  • TECH
  • Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017

An Apple Inc. iPhone X smartphone is displayed during the sales launch at a store in New York, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. The $1,000 price tag on Apple Inc.'s new iPhone X didn't deter throngs of enthusiasts around the world who waited -- sometimes overnight -- in long lines with no guarantee they would walk out of the store with one of the coveted devices. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Apple Inc found that its main supplier in Asia has been employing high-school students working illegal overtime to assemble the iPhone X. 

Interns at a factory operated by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, part of Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group, worked voluntarily and received benefits, though worked longer days than Chinese law permits, Apple said in a statement. The Financial Times reported earlier Tuesday that a group of 3,000 students from the Zhengzhou Urban Rail Transit School were sent to work at the local facility. 

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