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Tim Cook meets the people who assemble Apple's iPhone in latest trip

Tim Cook at Foxconn
Tim Cook at Foxconn (Image credit: Apple)

Tim Cook made a quick stop at a Foxconn factory in China, getting to see the iPhone 6 assembled himself. Calling it an early highlight of his China trip, Cook even posed for a photo with a worker and posted it to Twitter. The Apple CEO will also be meeting with the Vice Premier of China as part of the trip.

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What do you think of Cook's efforts to get to know the workers of Foxconn?

Source: Twitter

27 Comments
  • He really wants to know why they can't make them faster. Sent from the iMore App
  • Hi Sent from the iMore App
  • I wouldn't exactly call this "an interest to get to know Foxcon workers". Sent from the iMore App
  • Isn't he an expert in supply chain management? He probably knows exactly what he's looking at and wasn't visiting just for the photo op.
  • huh?
  • Yes I believe he was in charge of the manufacturing process when Steve jobs was still Ceo. Sent from the iMore App
  • Im sure he is checking on quantity than quality
  • Didn't know you traveled with Tim Cook to make that assumption. Sent from the iMore App
  • Who gives a s&$t Sent from the iMore App
  • Who cares... Sent from the iMore App
  • Now get back to work you drone!
  • "No, just kidding, you're very important." Sent from the iMore App
  • I doubt conditions at Foxconn are half as bad as half of China's other phone factory's ? It's good that he visits, regardless of whether it's arranged and publicity. Sent from the iMore App
  • Are you brainwashed?
  • Yes. I've been brainwashed. Silly me, getting all caught up on Apple this and Apple that. Knowing the endless number has their specific uses. High on this would be the ITs in use of PCs. But why all the hating on a great company that literally won't stand for anything but the best. As Ive stated in an interview I saw via iMore, he stated that he feels exactly the way Jobsh did. In particular the 'touch' motions in which Apple produced the iPhone in 2007. Phone's just were not made like that, utilizing touch technology on this tiny little device. Very quickly after, Samsung and Google and other tech giants were getting to market with a cheaply made product. I work in the creative industry, and have used Macs now for 16 years, since my first purchase, the Mac CI, then the FX, and so on. Any man do I ever have a wish list. For my video work I need the best.From a hardware standpoint, the Mac Pro maxed out-12 core- 1 PCIe flash shortage-64 GBs RAM-6 GB VideoTam-the D700 dual graphics cards-external storage a 16 or 24 TB RAID that can read and write as fast as the internal PCIe storage speeds-still up in the air about the 4K monitor.. First I was leaning to Sharps 32" (which is very nice), but knowing this is a "wish list," the prices are coming down, and to top that off the new iMacs with 5K retina display (even though the specs read that it in no Mac Pro with it raw speed for video editing. For camera setup, I will be using the Leika and their uncompressed export to two 64GB simms-A new wacom and microphone is needed. And when apple FINALLY does it right for the TV, you just know it will be just a killer product. Since '07, Apple has been very methodical ensuring that their best, will be the best on the marh Sent from the iMore App
  • Couldn't agree iMore.. Sent from the iMore App
  • Chop Chop Sent from the iMore App
  • Does he also speak Chinglish? Sent from the iMore App
  • It's simply good PR. Now get back to work. MacBreak is over! Sent from the iMore App
  • You pleople talk too much shit!... If he didn't attend the factory and didn't mingle with the workers then you wouldn't say anithing. But since he does then it means the worse. He dont have to go chech himself to supervise quality or quantity, he's got his minioms who can do it for him. Hea shoing humbleness in paying a cisit to this hard working people. Note that not all CEOs go as far below as he does. All CEOs should pay attention and do as he does. Sent from the iMore App
  • Don't tell me that they use Windows to make iPhones!
  • I used to work for Foxconn in the US. Terrible company. They'll do the job for cheap, but shitty quality. They basically have no formal processes and it's basically a play it by ear type of company. You get what you pay for with them.
  • I wonder if he had a iPhone 6/6+ customized while he was there.
  • I really want to know why I've been waiting 35 days for my iPhone 6 Plus and have to wait another 3+ weeks according to AT&T. What is taking so freaking long over there? Is it because they are shipping the devices to other countries that pay more for the phones? There are hundreds of people who pre-ordered and/or ordered on launch day that are STILL waiting for devices. Checkout the spreadsheet I started with the help of people on a few different forums... https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-5ryMfWalIU4sLaf1MRONiSAqOHZqww7...
  • AT&T completely failed this time. No other carrier has such long wait times. And even apple itself shipped my 6plus in 3 weeks. Sent from the iMore App
  • That is so obvious.. (his visit) Sent from the iMore App
  • Well it's nice that he does this. But if he really wanted to impress me he should have spoken Chinese like Mark Zuckerberg. ;) Sent from the iMore App