Die britische MacWorld bezieht sich auf die britische „Mail on Sunday“, die mal nachgeschaut, wo denn die iPods herkommen: Inside Apple’s iPod factories. Die werden in Longhua / China von Arbeitern hergestellt, die 15h am Tag arbeiten und dafür 27 Pfund verdienen:
The Mail visited some of these factories and spoke with staff there. It reports that Foxconn’s Longhua plant houses 200,000 workers, remarking: „This iPod City has a population bigger than Newcastle’s.“ The report claims Longhua’s workers live in dormitories that house 100 people, and that visitors from the outside world are not permitted. Workers toil for 15-hours a day to make the iconic music player, the report claims. They earn £27 per month. The report reveals that the iPod nano is made in a five-storey factory (E3) that is secured by police officers. Another factory in Suzhou, Shanghai, makes iPod shuffles. The workers are housed outside the plant, and earn £54 per month – but they must pay for their accommodation and food, „which takes up half their salaries“, the report observes.