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  • New Details Emerge on Foxconn Riot


    Late Sunday, news broke that a massive riot took place inside the Asian Foxconn facility where much of the new iPhone 5 production is taking place.

    Initial reports indicated that as many as 2,000 individuals may have been involved in the skirmish, which quickly turned violent and grew into an out-of-control scene of utter choas. According to Reuters, things got so out of hand that the entire plant had to be shut down.

    Within minutes of the riot's outbreak, police in riot-gear stormed the facility in hopes of quelling the imbroglio. The first wave of reports, however, did not indicate what triggered the riot.

    As of this writing, it isn't clear if and how iPhone 5 production will be impacted.

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    Some employees and people posting messages online accused factory guards of provoking the trouble by beating up workers at the factory, which employs about 79,000 people and is owned by the world's largest contract maker of electronic goods.
    "The fight is over now ... we're still investigating the cause of the fight and the number of people involved," Foxconn spokesman Louis Woo says.

    Source: Reuters
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Details Emerge on Foxconn Riot started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. jigar7's Avatar
      jigar7 -
      This would've never happened if Apple had not treated them as cheap labor and had done something about their pathetic working conditions. Even 'cheap labor' has a limit.. which was clearly being exploited at this factory. I hope Apple realizes this and invests more money in their well being. So... the iPhone will be a lil more expensive (cuz I doubt Apple will slash their own profits) and I'm cool with paying up some more... I'm sure everyone on this forum (Excluding the Sam-suck fans who keep spamming modmyi... lol) will agree to what I have to say if they really believe in Apple. I for one, am a huge fan of almost all the Apple products available in my country. (Hint Hint: I wish Apple would bring retail stores in India for the iPhone... and the Apple TV services too) *sigh*.
    1. Digitalfeind's Avatar
      Digitalfeind -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      OMG! I hope this won't affect production. I want to get a second iph5 next month.

      I'm sure the people were not harmed so badly that you can get your precious phone next month.


      "As of this writing, it isn't clear if and how iPhone 5 production will be impacted."

      I hope it messes the iPhone production up. All these people worried about a damn phone instead of saying, "hey I hope those people are alright."
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by Digitalfeind View Post
      I'm sure the people were not harmed so badly that you can get your precious phone next month.


      "As of this writing, it isn't clear if and how iPhone 5 production will be impacted."

      I hope it messes the iPhone production up. All these people worried about a damn phone instead of saying, "hey I hope those people are alright."
      I bet you eat meat and don't care that they are slaughtering animals.

      I see no difference here. It's all about the food chain and who is at the top of it.
    1. Digitalfeind's Avatar
      Digitalfeind -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      I bet you eat meat and don't care that they are slaughtering animals.

      I see no difference here. It's all about the food chain and who is at the top of it.
      I don't really eat meat. Meaning I only eat meat I kill. Rabbits, deer, lamb, and such. And there is a huge difference but I doubt your self-centered mind could comprehend what that is. Have fun being a complete idiot in life.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by Digitalfeind View Post
      I don't really eat meat. Meaning I only eat meat I kill. Rabbits, deer, lamb, and such. And there is a huge difference but I doubt your self-centered mind could comprehend what that is. Have fun being a complete idiot in life.
      Wow, really. I didn't call you names.

      I have a masters degree from MIT, so I guess I'm an educated idiot. Have fun hunting for your food while I pay others to do things like that for me. Who knows, maybe I've paid you before.
    1. Digitalfeind's Avatar
      Digitalfeind -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      Wow, really. I didn't call you names.

      I have a masters degree from MIT, so I guess I'm an educated idiot. Have fun hunting for your food while I pay others to do things like that for me. Who knows, maybe I've paid you before.
      I bet you pay others for sex as well. And I like hunting my food because I know what I am eating. Go to McDonald's or a store chain and eat some GMO's. MIT degree, lol, Bush was president was he not?? He had a college degree as well. yeah still can be an idiot.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by Digitalfeind View Post
      I bet you pay others for sex as well. And I like hunting my food because I know what I am eating. Go to McDonald's or a store chain and eat some GMO's. MIT degree, lol, Bush was president was he not?? He had a college degree as well. yeah still can be an idiot.
      What does paying for sex have to do with this? Trust me, I never eat at McDonalds, ever. Bush went to Yale. Anyone can buy a degree at Yale with that kind of money.
      If you read my post, I said that I was an idiot with a degree. So what are you saying. I also have lots of $$$



      I am a true American and practice the exploitation of others, as Americans always have.
    1. Digitalfeind's Avatar
      Digitalfeind -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      What does paying for sex have to do with this? Trust me, I never eat at McDonalds, ever. Bush went to Yale. Anyone can buy a degree at Yale with that kind of money.
      If you read my post, I said that I was an idiot with a degree. So what are you saying. I also have lots of $$$



      I am a true American and practice the exploitation of others, as Americans always have.
      And I bet you are just proud. Well, good luck with your fabulous life you created for your entertainment purposes. I too have lots of money. Billions even.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by Digitalfeind View Post
      And I bet you are just proud. Well, good luck with your fabulous life you created for your entertainment purposes. I too have lots of money. Billions even.
      Very proud! Congrats on your billions. I don't have that much, but I don't worry about it.
    1. richardjs's Avatar
      richardjs -
      wow, when did ModMy readership turn into such tree hugging hippies? "I only eat what i kill..." really... Oh no! McDonalds is satan spawn! bwahaha... Wayta change the world....
    1. Agent929's Avatar
      Agent929 -
      Come on guys. It's really not worth arguing about. I feel horrible for the workers but I do agree business must go on. Please let's not bash everybody, all it does is hurt people's feelings or makes them angry.