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pctek
23-07-2009, 06:56 AM
A Chinese factory worker who reported an upcoming iPhone prototype missing was so scared of the wrath of his bosses and Apple that he committed suicide by jumping out of a 12th-floor window.
Apple's unusually secretive company culture has helped it gain an edge on competitors and maintain unparalleled pre-launch buzz for its products.
However, the death of Sun Danyong, 25, highlights the effect it can have on employees and supply chain workers who are tasked with keeping upcoming products under wraps.
VentureBeat, which broke the news, and Chinese media report that Sun worked at Apple's manufacturing partner Foxconn, based in Shenzhen.
His job involved shipping iPhone prototypes from Foxconn to Apple.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/2663485/Terrified-Chinese-iPhone-worker-commits-suicide


Foxconn??!! :yuck:

PaulD
23-07-2009, 07:11 AM
Foxconn??!! :yuck:

That's what I thought too. Have a look at who Foxconn subcontract to, virtually everyone :(

R2x1
23-07-2009, 08:49 AM
Apple's iPhone - the product to die for?

Blam
23-07-2009, 01:47 PM
Saw that on slashdot yesterday....quite sad really:(

Metla
23-07-2009, 01:59 PM
So....Apples are manufactured by Foxxcon? :eek:

Anyway, 200 trillion Asians in this world, i doubt his apartment or his position was vacant for more then a few minutes.

Chilling_Silence
23-07-2009, 02:39 PM
Always looking on the bright side huh Metla? :D