Apple used minors to build their iPhone X in China
The company acknowledges the accusations but says that they worked "voluntarily", although "they should not have been allowed to work extra hours"
Apple's new iPhone came to the Spanish market at the beginning of November with a price, which for the first time in its history, exceeded four figures. A device that means something more than 300 euros , without counting labor.
Precisely, this last point has returned the Cupertino giant to the front pages. Their devices assembled in Asia have been splashed after an investigation by the Financial Times, which ensures the use of young students in the assembly line.
A point that Apple itself has confirmed: "In a recent audit we discovered that students work overtime in a supplier facility in China," they said in a statement published today claiming to have verified that "students worked voluntarily" and " they were compensated "but" they should not have been allowed to work overtime. "
In particular, the UK newspaper claimed that at least six students were sent to work at the iPhone X factory in Zhengzhou and that they worked 11 hours a day , a situation that violates local labor laws that prevent students from working more than 40 hours per week.
The students worked voluntarily at the factory as part of a school internship program at a plant run by Hon Hai Precision Co Ltd, also known as Foxconn, Apple confirmed.
"Our policies do not allow interns to work more than 40 hours per week on assignments related to the program, but unfortunately, there have been a number of cases in which parts of our campuses have not adhered to this policy," Foxconn says.