Watch A Girl Who Makes Apple iPads Everyday Play With One For The First Time
Ms. Chen works for Foxconn, a company in China that’s contracted to make products for Apple every year. And recently, CNN was able to track her down for an interview, provided they didn’t reveal her real name and took her for a meal at a local restaurant. They wanted to talk to Ms. Chen because Foxconn is a company that was accused of paying their employees very poorly back in 2010, which led to a series of suicides by at least 10 different factory workers. They’ve reportedly made some improvements. But Ms. Chen reveals that she still only makes about a dollar a day for her work.
Outside of talking to Ms.Chen about her job, CNN also did something else that was very interesting. They let Ms. Chen play around with an iPad for a few minutes. And she was absolutely blown away by it. You see, despite the fact that she works on Apple products everyday, she’s never actually had the opportunity to play with any of them. Her job is to put them together, not test them. So she’s never gotten to experience what you have.
Check out the video to see how delighted she was to finally get her hands on an iPad. Does this video change your perception of Apple? Does it make you feel bad for those who work in the factories that build Apple products? Does it make you want to boycott the company? We doubt you’ll want to take it that far. But it is interesting to put a face to all of the stories that we always hear about the factory workers who build things for Apple. So say hello to Ms.Chen. You might be surprised to see the way she lives.