Video shows iPhone, iPad assembly line at Foxconn factory

A news report from China gives a rare look inside a Foxconn factory at Zhengzhou, where over 70% of the iPhones are made. The video features Fioxconn head Terry Gou taking a tour inside the factory. It opens with scenes from a helicopter ride above the Foxconn campus, giving you a good sense for the enormity of the manufacturing facility, which covers over 2 square miles and employs over 100,000 workers. The video shows the assembly line for the iPhone 4S frame and motherboard, which produces 10,000 units a day. It also shows a "clean room" where the iPhone 4S camera is manufactured.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.