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Workers iPhone 5 Line Rebellion (Not Mobile News)

(This is not mobile news, but I thought that others may find this interesting.)

Chinese workers at one factory reportedly were suffering so much abuse on iPhone 5 production lines they walked off the job for several hours on Friday. If this were an isolated incident, it might soon blow over — but reports of Chinese laborers being treated inhumanely so that Americans can have the latest shiny iToy are becoming common enough to cause a real problem for Apple.

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Some of the workers were beaten multiple times, China Labor Watch also reported.

The strike lasted several hours, largely impacting the quality control line for the iPhone 5. A

via Technology News: Mobile Tech: Frustrated Workers Stop iPhone 5 Line in Foxconn Factory Rebellion.

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