Apple has allowed ABC Nightline anchor Bill Weir along with a cameraman into the their Foxconn factory buildings. Disney owns ABC, and their CEO Bob Igner is on the Apple Board. This special edition of ABC Nightline will air tomorrow (Tuesday) February 21 at 11:35 PM ET/PT on ABC.
Almost 100 Foxconn workers have been injured in a series of explosions at iPad and iPhone plants over the last few years, this inside look is definitely DVR worthy if you aren't a nightowl. Again, February 21 at 11:35 PM ET/PT on ABC.
"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,”