Do you know how your iPhone is made?

Apple is the most valuable brand on the planet, making products that everyone wants - but how are its workers treated when the world isn't looking?

A BBC documentary team goes undercover to reveal what life is like for workers in China making the iPhone6.  And it's not just the factories. Reporter Richard Bilton travels to Indonesia to find children working in some of the most dangerous mines in the world. But is the tin they dig out by hand finding its way into Apple's products?

 

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APPLE'S RESPONSE TO CBC BROADCAST OF BBC PANORAMA APPLE'S BROKEN PROMISES

Jan. 17, 2015

Apple is dedicated to the advancement of human rights and equality around the world. We know of no other company doing as much as Apple does to ensure fair and safe working conditions, to discover and investigate problems, to fix and follow through when issues arise, and to provide transparency into the operations of our suppliers.

We are disappointed that the CBC has chosen to broadcast such an irresponsible and misleading report. As we told the BBC, the program misrepresents the current conditions in our supply chain. Additionally, it turns a blind eye to the many ways in which Apple protects workers’ rights, and the significant improvements we have made on behalf of millions of workers over the past decade.

We encourage CBC viewers to read the facts about Apple’s commitment to workers, how we promote responsibility in our supply chain and empower workers through free educational programs. The details are available at apple.com/supplierresponsibility.

Credits (Click to expand)

Reporter

RICHARD BILTON

Camera

JOE COOPER

DAVID LANGAN

MARK HINLEY

China and Indo Filming

MATT BARDO

China &Indo Production

DWISAD MOKO

JASMIN GU

VEEON ZHANG

Online Editor

JIM ALLISON

DubbingMixer

Will MCCONNELL

Media Manager

DECLAN DOHERTY

Team Assistant

GERALDINE BOYLE

Production Co-ordinator

CONOR FLYNN

Production Manager

LISA MEGARRY

Researchers

CONOR SPACKMAN

Film Editors

ADAM RICHARDSON

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