And in a bit of sad news, a Chinese factory worker jumped to his death after losing track of an iPhone prototype he was responsible for shipping to Apple.
The dead worker, Sun Danyong, 25, worked in product communications at Foxconn Technology Group, a Taiwanese firm that makes many Apple products at a massive factory in the southern city of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong.
Sun was responsible for sending iPhone prototypes to Apple, and on July 13 he reported that he was missing one of the 16 fourth-generation units in his possession, the newspaper reported. His friends said company security guards searched his apartment, detained him and beat him, the paper reported.
Apple Inc. responded Wednesday by saying its suppliers are required to treat workers with dignity and respect.
Blood phones, just sayin'.
Chinese Worker Kills Self Over Missing iPhone [foxnews]
Thanks to Gino, who would have just burned the factory to the ground to cover up the loss. Smart thinking.
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