The iPad Factory Suicides: A Fact Check

To be suspicious of Apple manufacturer Foxconn, especially when it comes to treatment of workers, is reasonable: They have issues. But today's Telegraph report about a spate of suicide attempts at Foxconn's Longhua plant can be explained away by statistics. » 4/08/10 9:07am 4/08/10 9:07am

Foxconn Increases Compensation For iPhone Suicide Employee's Family

Foxconn just increased the compensation for their worker that killed himself as a result of possible beatings and interrogations over a lost iPhone. » 7/28/09 6:22pm 7/28/09 6:22pm

Foxconn Worker Had 16 iPhone Prototypes, Girlfriend Given MacBook

The NYT has more on the death of Sun Danyong, the Foxconn worker who apparently committed suicide after an iPhone prototype went missing. As compensation, his family has been paid about $44,000, and his girlfriend received an Apple laptop. » 7/27/09 10:00am 7/27/09 10:00am

Foxconn iPhone Worker Sun Danyong's Final Messages

Chinese newspapers have been piecing together Foxconn worker Sun Danyong's final hours, and claim to have recovered his final text message to his girlfriend, sent two hours before he died. It's clear something horrible was happening to him: » 7/24/09 1:01pm 7/24/09 1:01pm

Chinese Paper Reports iPhone Worker Not Tortured, Yet Worker Implies…

The New Yorker reports Chinese paper Southern Daily claims they've seen surveillance footage of Sun Danyong's interrogation by Foxconn, which show that he wasn't locked up or tortured. It also says that Sun told Foxconn to search his house. » 7/24/09 12:44pm 7/24/09 12:44pm

Why Apple Will Probably Keep Doing Business With Foxconn After iPhone…

Whatever role iPhone builder Foxconn played in 25-year-old Sun Danyong's death after a prototype iPhone he was entrusted with went missing, they will likely not pay the highest of prices: Losing Apple's business. » 7/24/09 11:59am 7/24/09 11:59am

Death By iPhone: Apple and China's Cultural Time Bomb

Last week, a 25-year-old communications worker died in an "apparent suicide" after losing track of a prototype iPhone built by Foxconn, his employer, for one of the most secretive companies in technology. It was only a matter of time. » 7/23/09 4:30pm 7/23/09 4:30pm

Perspective on the iPhone Suicide: Guy Died Over a F*&#ing PHONE

Let's step back from the iPhone leak suicide for a minute and just think about the basics of what happened. A phone was lost. A guy was tortured. A guy killed himself or something. Over a fucking phone. » 7/23/09 2:00pm 7/23/09 2:00pm

Foxconn iPhone Suicide: Chinese Police Now Investigating Murder

Foxconn has suspended a security official and turned over its probe into a worker's recent alleged suicide to police, who are currently investigating the possibility of murder. This already messy story could be about to get much, much messier. » 7/23/09 7:39am 7/23/09 7:39am

Apple Responds, Confirms Foxconn Employee Suicide

The fact that a Foxconn employee committed suicide or that mistreatment by Foxconn security didn't seem like it was in question, but Apple's official response to the matter just confirms that events did occur at the very least, somewhat along the lines of what was impled. » 7/21/09 1:57pm 7/21/09 1:57pm

Report: iPhone Leak Interrogations Drive Foxconn Employee to Suicide

The security team for Foxconn, the company that manufactures the iPhone for Apple, is said to have subjected employee Sun Danyong to "unbearable interrogation techniques," leading him to commit suicide. He was under investigation for losing a prototype device. » 7/21/09 7:10am 7/21/09 7:10am