After we saw a sneak peak into one of Foxconn’s factories that revealed what we all already knew, working in one is no fun, now Marketplace has been in to see exactly how an iPad is made.
Surprisingly there are few automated machines involved; mainly its just people on a line plugging in one bit at a time into each iPad as it trundles down a conveyer belt. I guess getting humans to do the fiddly work is cheaper than working out the automation processes, and that probably goes for every mobile device we love. Imagine how many hands have touched your beloved phone before it got to you; how many people laboured over making it. Probably in the 20s or 30s at least I reckon. [YouTube via Apple Insider]