This man worked undercover in a Chinese iPhone factory

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Dejian Zeng spent 12 hours a day attaching one screw to iPhones. As part of his summer project, the NYU grad student went undercover for 6 weeks at a Pegatron factory in Shanghai.  He lived on-site in a dorm with 7 other people and got to experience what really goes into making the popular mobile device. He tells us what it was like.

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Elliott Smith
novel travel order processing transaction responsible truck.
Mendi Sterenfeld
Never buy Apple!
jeff Craven
Zeng, my heart goes out to you and Chinese workers like you; you're prisoners, maybe even slaves. What you and your fellow workers go through is mainly why I by American made products when it's still available, plus too many unemployed in the U.S., U.K. and in Europe. Jobs have been stripped throughout the world with the permission of our politicians and sent to Taiwan and mainland China out of greed by the people that REALLY RUN things.
james ohara
Think about it son, if you put in two screws, then you only need 35,000 workers, 4 screws, 17,500, and so on and so forth, do you want to sack all these people?.
Pietro Viviani
I would like to see the apple managers and top engineers doing those jobs but with also whips
para mediccine
this feels like he was paid to say good things and oh its not that bad
Zuomo Liao
Who is crazy about china
I am Chinese
Rajesh Patnaik
So many people from U.S down there are complaining how they don't want to work and live like this and yet these are the same people complaining about manufacturing jobs going to China and other countries.
So you don't want to do it yourself but you don't want it done anywhere else either?
Zynthetic Dreamm
A lot of people think 1.78 dollars by hour is almost nothing rightt? Let me compare the salary with mexico, here the salary is by 4 dollars by 8 hours = 28 dollars by week :( xD
go and buy an iphone now.....shitty company
joanna pidor
This is why I freakin' hate huge companies. they only care about the money they brought in the company and doesn't even give a damn about the people whose behind all the hard work for producing their products. Imagine how much Apple company gets all year round but they couldn't even spend a little on how to treat their factory workers and the sad part is Apple is not the only company that do this. #Applesucks
Jory Von Dangerkill
Human Livestock.
Alex Morgan
That's not good.
everything songs nd jokes
so chinese iphone factory is a torture room
Kevin Lau
modern slaves
Toby Henderson
Why do things suck so bad from China if you spend so much time making them sir?
A fair assessment of his experience - did not see it being biased in any way.
It's Alya
wow I will never complain about my life again
Nam Khanhh
450$ a month? Damn that is 3 times higher than average salary here in Vietnam lol
Abe Coulter
that's why I don't buy Chinese cheep crap
Ana Ana
Let's stop buying iPhones !! Boycott !!! It's Slavery for these poor Chinese workers!
Yousef Palms
Nets on your windows and stairs? LOL ..They know they put so much stress on their workers that can cause suicide. They enslave the workers kind of like a prison camp while Apple gets filthy rich. Do they really care about their workers? NO!!! They Don't!!! This type of enslavement should be prohibited!!!
SealBing Johnson
This guy still makes more a month than homer simpson.
for me it sounds more like a prison as a factory D:
Hung Victor
The pay and living quality of those workers aren't that bad in compared to others in China. That's why a million of worker decide to take that job.
Alisa Roman
All this for one phone😡
Good ole Jess
Yeah fuck that
Anirban Banerjee
Chinese people want it. What's the problem. If, as humans, they don't care about their own human state then why should any humans care about humanity for those human workers? They love it. The society will run like this until the end. Shut up and watch the video. Say alas. That's all.
This makes me want to work there
Why is this subtitled? He's speaking perfectly.
The Meme Is Real
Not to be that guy but I'm gonna be that guy; is there anybody that can't understand him? There shouldn't be subtitles.
Hemali Shroff
Damn The Bed In Dorms Are Only Steel How Do They Sleep There
Hemali Shroff
The Iphones Are Cheaper In China
Jack R
it really doesn't look that bad lol, especially by Chinese standards. China is a hard place to live.
cant robots do these jobs? they will go from 450 to 0 real quick
Richard F.
Avidity of western civilization will break its neck ...
dont buy from walmart
KerbalTube HD
The factories should use robots and the workers should be shifted to robot maintenance
paul broderick
Thank God I have no iPhone or iPad. All BS that you can not live without these devices.
Clorox Bleach Meadow Scent
It is sad. They create IPhones but most of em don't even own one.
Clorox Bleach Meadow Scent
He looks rather mentally healthy for what he has went through for years.
nz desi
you said face recognition to get in, how is that possible in china?
Michael Weaver
What's he complaining about? I did 8 tps reports today. Talk about hard work, worst 30 mins of my life I had to take a 7 1/2 hour break.
A Name
Everyone be criticising Apple and shit, but the truth is, most American companies rely on these chinese factories to stay financially afloat. Most of the things you take for granted in America wouldn't even exist without chinese manufacturing industries. So don't go around saying "your phones are causing suffering in people's lives"- when the food you eat, the clothes you buy, the components in pretty much all your devices- are all produced through the same process, in equal, or even worse conditions.

Saying shit like they don't get paid enough or that their jobs are slavery is also kinda misinformed. To people who work in more impoverished nations, like Africa for example, these chinese employees are living the life. It seems like a tough job because first world countries like America have infrastructure in place so workers get more privileges than other places. Don't get mad at Apple, just realize how lucky you are to be at the top, and understand that you're the minority, not the majority. It's the hard work of others in more unfortunate positions which allows for you to experience such a comfortable lifestyle.
what an incredibly shitty existence
OG 17
$1.78 an hour fucken assholes
all this info just make me feel like utter shit! like why do i own an iPhone when the person who made it got paid 2 dollars an hour 😭 like wtf!! modern day slaves! this makes me feel no hope for humanity
Now imagine there are many people who believe all iPhones are made in California by the most advanced machinery.
Android: proudly developed in america since 2006.
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