putting the 'pr' in prc
Posted by Abe Sauer on April 12, 2012 09:52 AM
Apple's public relations connection to China supplier Foxconn has improved of late. A key report on labor conditions was not excellent, but contained no scandals. The house that Jobs built appears to have weathered the worst of the China storm.
One sign that Apple is turning the (Chinese Red) corner: a "how it's made" video of the iPad shot a Foxconn factory and broadcast by American Public Media's Marketplace, the same show that exposed Apple-Foxconn critic Mike Daisey as a fraud.
Here's how Marketplace teases its report:
Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz is only the second reporter ever to gain access to visit the factory floor at Apple's Chinese producer Foxconn. See highlights from his tour of the assembly line and the Foxconn facilities. Hear his full audio reports on your local public radio station or online.
It's a fascinating look for both Apple fanboys and Apple critics into the nuts ad bolts (and chips and circuits) process of how the wildly popular device is made. Continue reading...