‘How iPads Are Made’ – Episode One: How an iPad is made

April 12th, 2012 32 Comments By Andy Dawson

Ever wondered how an iPad is put together? Move along quietly if you haven’t. If you have, this is for you – footage shot inside the controversial Foxconn factory in China where the gadgets are made. It all seems pretty groovy and there are no worker suicides as far as we can see.

That’s OUR consciences clear then. Ahem….

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  1. Posted by Kevin April 12, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Theres less suicides per working population there than in the average workplace.
    You employ a large number of people you’re going to get x suicide risks, x alcoholics, x drug addicts etc.
    Look at the NHS, look at the Army etc etc

  2. Posted by Jeremy April 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    No one looks very happy -you’d think they would be ecstatic at the chance to touch i-things.

    I’ve seen more people smiling in the local supermarket.

  3. Posted by zax April 12, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Foxconn don’t ONLY make iPad!
    They also make motherboards, graphics cards, etc. and USB ports. Yes, every motherboard , even the high-end ones have Foxconn engraved on their USB 2.0 back ports.

  4. Posted by Capability Bowes April 12, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Where are the child workers then?

  5. Posted by Fantastic Mr Fox April 12, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Where are the foxes ? I would expect foxes in a foxconn.

  6. Posted by Boris April 12, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    There are no foxes Mr Fox; hence the ‘con’ part of their name. Sneaky fuckers.

  7. Posted by Fantastic Mr Fox April 12, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    what a swizz!

  8. Posted by shoplifter April 12, 2012 at 9:28 pm


    Is it right your scared of chickens……not foxes


  9. Posted by heywood_jablome April 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Did I miss the bit where the wizard puts the magic inside ?

  10. Posted by Phil April 12, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    heywood – No they just keep Steve Jobs coffin buried under the factory to imbued ever one with a bit Jobs magic powers.

  11. Posted by Nick S April 13, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Much better than third world Britain where the young get work experience stacking shelves in Tesco with no job rotation.

  12. Posted by You April 13, 2012 at 8:45 am

    @Nick S

    I worked in Morrisons stacking shelves while i was at college. It was a right laugh, so I dont know what your problem is.

    Sitting on your arse watching Jeremy Kyle all day doesn’t mean youre too good for shelf stacking

  13. Posted by Me April 13, 2012 at 8:54 am

    I worked at Foxconn bumming convicted Foxes when I was at college. It was a right laugh, so I don’t know what a condom is.

    Sitting on your arse watching Jeremy Paxman all day doesn’t mean you’re too good for Fox Bumming

  14. Posted by You April 13, 2012 at 9:11 am


  15. Posted by Wonkey Henry April 13, 2012 at 9:23 am


    Pics or it didn’t happen.

  16. Posted by Mike Hock April 13, 2012 at 9:41 am

    And where the fuck’s the fucking story about Apple being sued by the US for price fixing eBooks for the fucking iPad? Surely that’s more relevent for a consumer website than a fucking story about how the fucking iPad is fucking made? Tit heads!

  17. Posted by Boris April 13, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Coffin pie?

  18. Posted by The Real Bob April 13, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I worked in Waitrose and ASDA when I was a student, bizarrely, ASDA was the better employer, we used to time and third for late nights and Saturdays and double bubble for Sundays (although that was only anyone on a pre-Sunday trading contract). I bet that’s all changed now they’re controlled by Walmart.

  19. Posted by David April 13, 2012 at 10:58 am

    This is an obvious hoax – they did one with eggs in China a few years ago.

    The iPad is not made – it’s Magical, remember?

  20. Posted by Mary Hinge April 13, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Yeah? Well I worked down the mines when I was a student, 23 hour days, 7 days a week, no lunch, no breaks nothing. Beat that!

  21. Posted by Me April 13, 2012 at 11:21 am

    @Wonkey Henry

    I posted a video on youtube. Just search for ‘Jeremy Paxman Bumming Foxes’.

  22. Posted by The Youth of Today April 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    We don’t believe you Mary Hinge.

  23. Posted by You April 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    @Mary Hinge

    23 hours a day means you had a full hour off for lunch – talk about an easy life.

    Your story just doesnt add up.

  24. Posted by shoplifter April 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    mary mary your so contrary…now fuck off

  25. Posted by Shaniaa April 13, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    aw ma local brighthouse doesnt sell ipads.. :(

  26. Posted by Mary Hinge April 13, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    30 minute walk to work, 30 minute walk home. You fucking cretins.

  27. Posted by shoplifter April 13, 2012 at 1:24 pm


    Still waiting for your chicken answer…

  28. Posted by shoplifter April 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Shaniaa…no worries

    can do you a ipad at 1735..apr over 3 years plus insurance

  29. Posted by Boris April 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    What was the chicken question? My mind is full of running London stuf so I forget things easily just like Tony Blair!

  30. Posted by Gwen Stefani April 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    The chicken question ? ? Was it chicken in a can (c – h – i – c – k – e – n)

  31. Posted by Boris April 13, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I have never touched a chicken ‘in the can’. Sounds like a typical Red Ken smear. I won’t lower myself to his cloaca sniffing standards.

  32. Posted by Gav April 18, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    “The average age runs from 18 to 25″. It’s good to know that the Americans are as good at maths (not math!) as they are at geography.

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