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who made your iPod?

british newspaper the mail has reported that iPods are assembled by women who work 15-hour days and earn £27 (US$50) per month at «iPod city», a plant in longhua, china.

foxconn's longhua plant houses 200,000 workers who live in 100-people dormitories closed to visitors.

the iPod shuffle is manufactured at a factory in suzhou, shanghai. workers there are housed outside the plant, and earn £54 (US$101) per month, but they must pay for lodging and food which takes up half their salaries.

via boing boing.