This man worked undercover in a Chinese iPhone factory



Dejian Zeng spent 12 hours a day attaching one screw to iPhones. As part of his summer project, the NYU grad student went undercover for 6 weeks at a Pegatron factory in Shanghai. He lived on-site in a dorm with 7 other people and got to experience what really goes into making the popular mobile device. He tells us what it was like.

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Author Since: Sep 20, 2018

  1. This reminds me how British mill owners during the industrial revolution would abuse there workers and build towns around the mill for the workers and would keep them under the thumb with crap pay which they got most back in form of rent.

  2. I should legit throw my iPhone XS in the trash after this. They basically have slave labor going on (might as well be) and then charge a grand for the phone. It’s not even a good phone which makes it worse.

  3. chinese people., people who accept everything, who do not protest, what to expect . robots, If they do this in Europe we will destroy the government in a day

  4. I’m watching this on 6s. Man, brought the story of my iPhone to life. Crazy to think this thing I’m typing on passed through the hands of so many hardworking Chinese in a factory. Thanks for the vid.

  5. truth must be told, I am Chinese but ran away from China and I give service to the world to show the real face of China. There are lot of Fake comments and profile all over the internet from communist puppets. Never believe what China says but what China does. Ccp governs in a style of fake data, slogan, cheats investor. You get the essence of their faking patterns. You are a great man to talk about loudly which is not allowed anywhere else ccp are evil. China blocks youtube and foreign social media. People need VPN in China to watch this video. No international law authorizes China to block foreign social media, China blocks everything they want without any reason but giving advantages to their own companies and medias and blame other countries when they do the same. Many dictators sit at UN like China.

  6. For everyone saying that apple is greedy and doesn’t take care of the workers, while this is true to an extent, apple isn’t making iPhones for like 20 dollars a pop. The rare materials and the way the get the material themselves, costs upwards of 400 dollars. People don’t realize the very expensive elements that go into these smartphones. Then with labor costs added an iPhone costs about 450 to make, which is still about a 200% margin, but tons of other companies have much higher margins than that