Apple confirms illegal iPhone X assembly shifts at Foxconn, says student interns worked 'voluntarily'

Foxconn, Apple’s embattled iPhone assembler, may be under fire again, after a Financial Times investigation discovered six student interns working overtime to put together the iPhone X in time for all those early preorders to be fulfilled. The youngsters slaved over the conveyor belts for 11 hours straight in multiple instances, which breaches Chinese laws that puts in place safeguards for student interns.

The report, however, notes that the students wanted to work the long shifts voluntarily, yet there is a whiff of hypocrisy here, as they have also been asked to work at …



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