Rare footage from inside the Foxconn factory complex in China, revealing the production process of Apple’s iPhone products, has been broadcast as part of a Chinese news report.
Translated by The Next Web, the brief tour of Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant (where 70 per cent of Apple’s iPhones are manufactured) shows the factory boss Terry Gou guide a reporter around the birthplace of many a consumer electronics device.
It’s a fascinating insight, revealing that Gou plans to expand the factory beyond its current 5.6 square kilometre plot to the wasteland surrounding the plant, considerable increasing the number of employees able to work on site from the staggering 115,000 already employed. One single stretch of the production line itself is a gigantic 148 metres long!
Considering the precision that goes into each and every Apple product, it’s amazing that so much of the manufacturing process is still done by hand, as shown in the video. No glimpse of the iPhone 5 or 2012 MacBooks on show here though sadly!
By Gerald Lynch | May 28th, 2012