一部 ipod就算是 mini 的也要千幾蚊. 生產 ipod 的女工, 一天工作15小時, 每月人工27英磅, 約400蚊港幣, 而且工廠所處的鎮, 就像一個大監獄一樣, 不能隨便進出...
Apple's iPods are made by mainly female workers who earn as little as £27 per month, according to a report in the Mail on Sunday yesterday.
The report, 'iPod City', isn't available online. It offers
photographs taken from inside the factories that make Apple music
players, situated in China and owned by Foxconn.
The Mail visited some of these factories and spoke with staff
there. It reports that Foxconn's Longhua plant houses 200,000 workers,
remarking: "This iPod City has a population bigger than Newcastle's."
The report claims Longhua's workers live in dormitories that
house 100 people, and that visitors from the outside world are not
permitted. Workers toil for 15-hours a day to make the iconic music
player, the report claims. They earn £27 per month. The report reveals
that the iPod nano is made in a five-storey factory (E3) that is
secured by police officers.
Another factory in Suzhou, Shanghai, makes iPod shuffles. The
workers are housed outside the plant, and earn £54 per month - but they
must pay for their accommodation and food, "which takes up half their
salaries", the report observes.
A security guard told the Mail reporters that the iPod shuffle
production lines are staffed by women workers because "they are more
honest than male workers".
The report also explains that the nano contains 400 parts, and
that its flash memory is the most expensive component. The report looks
at several salient components of the nano, and describes the product as
a reflecting the global way business works today. This is because the
iPod nano contains parts developed by technology companies from across
Apple is just one of thousands of companies that now use
Chinese facilities to manufacture its products, the report observes.
Low wages, long hours and China's industrial secrecy make the country
attractive to business, particularly as increased competition and
consumer expectations force companies to deliver products at attractive