Recently the working conditions within Apple's supply chain have come under fire again. A watchdog group called the China Labor Watch claimed that a US-owned Jabil Circuit factory in Wuxi, China, had been engaging in hiring discrimination, unpaid overtime well above legal limits, subpar training, and a long list other violations. Many of these are related to the production of the upcoming iPhone 5c. Apple has since issued a statement reaffirming their commitment to responsible labor practices, and announcing that they've sent a team to Wuxi to investigate the claims. Jabil responded to the allegations with dismay, citing their own ongoing progress and rising standards on the social responsibility front. Here's Apple's statement in full.
Earlier this summer, China Labor Watch had also called out Pegatron for a number of violations, which Apple had also investigated. It's worth reminding y'all that Apple is pretty good about looking into these kinds of things - even more than most electronics manufacturers, though that's in no small part due to their high profile and the amount of public scrutiny that comes along with that.
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