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ABC Nightline Tuesday Takes An Inside Look At Apple’s Supply Chain

by Emily Price | February 18, 2012February 18, 2012 4:00 pm PST

FoxconnThis Tuesday you’ll be able to get a behind the scenes look at China’s supply chain, courtesy of ABC News. Apple has granted access to its plants in China to ABC, allowing the news organization to report first hand on working conditions in the facilities.

Apple has recently gotten a great deal of bad press regarding its Chinese suppliers, and the working conditions of its employees. Apple has maintained that it provides quality working conditions, and that it cares about its employees.

On the trip, ABC’s Bill Weir said:

For years, Apple and Foxconn have been synonymous with monster profits and total secrecy so it was fascinating to wander the iPhone and iPod production lines, meet the people who build them and see how they live. Our cameras were rolling when thousands of hopeful applicants rushed the Foxconn gates and I spoke with dozens of line workers and a top executive about everything from hours and pay to the controversies over suicides at the plant and the infamous “jumper nets” that line the factories in Shenzhen. After this trip, I’ll never see an Apple product the same way again.

The tour will be shown on Tuesday on ABC Nightline at 11:35pm EST.

Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...