A behind-the-scenes look at how an Apple iPad is made


After debunking Mike Daisey’s lies about the working conditions and policies at Foxconn, Apple’s most important contract manufacturer, Marketplace reporter Rob Schmitz was allowed rare access to a Foxconn factory floor in China.

With a video camera he captured the process that produces an Apple iPad, showing the tablet being built as it moves from station to station throughout the plant, starting with its motherboard, smaller components and battery, to the installation of the touchscreen display and ending with last-minute tests of the device’s gyroscope.

Here’s the video:

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