Foxconn Charging More to Offset Price of Keeping Employees From…

Foxconn, ever-classy manufacturer to the stars, was considering raising prices to offset the cost of paying its overworked, suicide-prone employees a decent wage. Now we know it's happening, despite an iPhone-boosted 30% increase in sales. » 10/13/10 2:20pm 10/13/10 2:20pm

Foxconn Workers Receiving 20 Percent Salary Increase

Hon Hai Precision Industry has announced that it will raise the salaries of employees at its Foxconn factory by about 20 percent. The company claims that the raises were planned for a while and aren't in response to recent suicides. » 5/28/10 2:00am 5/28/10 2:00am

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

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