Interns Said To Work Illegal Hours On The iPhone X Assembly Line

One student allegedly assembled up to 1,200 iPhone X cameras a day.

Foxconn reiterated Apple's statement to the Financial Times, saying "all work was voluntary and compensated appropriately" but "the interns did work overtime in violation of our policy".

Those students said that they regularly worked 11-hour days for Foxconn at the company's factory in Zhengzhou. They have acknowledged that some cases of student interns working overtime do exist and they're looking into measures to ensure that this doesn't happen again.

The factory reportedly hired 3,000 students from a local school in Zhengzhou, China as interns.

The students revealed that they were told a three-month stint at the factory was required "work experience" that they had to complete in order to graduate.

"This work has nothing to do with our studies". In the Apple and Foxconn said that all the students came to work voluntarily, they all got insurance and pay. While Apple has a 60-hour workweek limit for suppliers, with at least one rest day every week, the students were supposed to have a 40-hour cap.

Foxconn states that it doesn't allow interns to work more than 40 hours per week on "program-related assignments". Foxconn said it has taken action to correct the situation and will review the internship program to ensure that it's in compliance and that the event "will not be repeated". The facility usually hires students annually for the months before iPhone launches and during the holidays.

Apple's supply chain has faced criticism over poor labor standards for years, and the company has pushed manufacturing partners to improve factory conditions or risk losing business.

Also, in what is probably the most infamous defect, users of Apple's iOS 11.1 are complaining that the predictive text feature is automatically inputting the letter "A" along with another Webdings-esque character when the letter "I" is intended. We know our work is never done and we'll continue to do all we can to make a positive impact and protect workers in our supply chain.

They said that in their institution received an order to provide students to work at the plant for the production of the iPhone X. More than three thousand students went to work.

  • Anthony Vega