Video shows Foxconn workers assembling iPads

12 April, 2012 - Paul Dixon
Foxconn workers assemble an iPad

Apple has allowed a second reporter to tour one of its Foxconn factories. Last week, Rob Schmitz, a China-based correspondent for the US radio show Marketplace, followed in the footsteps of ABC news anchor Bill Weir who was given access to a facility back in February.

Part of Schmitz’s tour included an an exclusive look at an iPad assembly line. This short but fascinating video shows Foxconn workers assembling iPad motherboards, adding the battery and screen, then testing gyroscopes and displays:

The Marketplace website has a number of other reports about Apple’s manufacturing facilities, including a look at some of the people who choose to work at them.

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Paul Dixon is the owner of Macsessed. He lives in Lancashire in the UK where he works as a web designer. You can find him on and Twitter.