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New Video Takes Users to iPad Assembly Line

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New Video Takes Users to iPad Assembly Line

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In this March 28, 2012 photo provided by Apple, Inc., Apple CEO Tim Cook, center, visits the iPhone production line at the newly-built manufacturing facility Foxconn Zhengzhou Technology Park, which employs 120,000 people. A report released Thursday, March 29, by the Washington-based Fair Labor Association says Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the Taiwanese company that runs Apple's factories in mainland China, has committed to reducing weekly work time to the legal Chinese maximum of 49 hours. (AP Photo/Apple)

A new iPad will cost consumers a minimum of $499.

But hidden behind that hefty price tag and beyond the components nestled behind a shiny exterior is a Chinese person making on average $14 a day.

The conditions of Foxconn, Apple's manufacturing partner in China, have long been under scrutiny by labor rights groups and consumers.

Apple's new CEO Tim Cook has gone on record saying it is a priority to clean up any safety violations at the plant.

Now American Public Media's Marketplace has put out a behind-the-scenes tour of how an iPad is actually made at Foxconn and what a worker's day actually looks like.

Related Topics Apple, iPad, Tim Cook, Foxconn, video
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