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Apple Finds Foxconn Interns Worked Illegal Overtime on iPhone X

  • High school students worked longer than Chinese law permits
  • Practice came to light in recent audit, according to Apple
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Apple Inc. found that its main supplier in Asia has been employing high-school students working illegal overtime to assemble the iPhone X.

Interns at a factory operated by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., part of Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group, worked voluntarily and received benefits, though worked longer days than Chinese law permits, Apple said in a statement. The Financial Times reported earlier Tuesday that a group of 3,000 students from the Zhengzhou Urban Rail Transit School were sent to work at the local facility.