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.

"We are saddened by the tragic loss of this young employee and we are awaiting results of the investigations into his death," Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet told CNET on Tuesday. "We require our suppliers to treat all workers with dignity and respect."

If the allegations of mistreatment do turn up to be true, let's hope Apple drops Foxconn as a supplier, even if it means customers have to pay more for their products. One death is one death too many, and it's not as if Foxconn's mistreatment of workers was a secret before. [CNET]

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This is Apple talking out of both sides of its mouth. I’m sure they have beaten the crap our of employees that have leaked information.

I can just see Jobs berating the hell out of some low level employee for "accidently" blogging about a new iPhone.