A rare look inside Apple’s supply chain.
Eager to show off a new face-scanning ID system put in place to prevent excessive overtime, Apple and Pegatron have, for first time, granted a western journalist access to the inner sanctum.
From Shai Oster’s Bloomberg report:
“The factory at the corner of Xiu Yan and Shen Jiang roads is one of the most secretive facilities at the heart of iPhone production and covers an area equal to almost 90 football fields. In the center is a plaza with a firehouse, police station and post office. There are shuttle buses, mega-cafeterias, landscaped lawns and koi ponds. The grey and brown-hued concrete buildings are meant to evoke traditional Chinese architecture. The brand-new Shanghai Disneyland, which opens its doors in June, is a 20-minute drive away.”
Like Foxconn in Shenzhen, Pegatron in Shanghai has also installed suicide nets to protect the workers from themselves.