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.
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.
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.
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.