According to the Financial Times a report published last week about the Apple Watch supply chain has been under investigation since the manufacturer claimed to have completed the device through a student intern. Sacom, a human rights group, claimed that Taiwan's Apple supplier Quanta Computer had hired students illegally and had to work overtime and at night for one day a week. Sacom said Quanta exclusively manufactures Apple Watch Series 1, 2 and 4 and is a major manufacturer of Series 3.
The group interviewed 28 high school students this summer at the Quanta Computer Factory in Chongqing, China. The majority of them performed memorization on the production line at the age of 16 to 18 years old.
The students said that the teachers could not graduate on time without this job. One student who majored in automobile repair said, "I told a teacher who did not want to do this. He called his father and talked for over an hour, and he did not have a choice because he put pressure on me."
Sacom does not have much to do with electronics in many of the student's major fields, from internships to 12, sometimes from 8 pm to 8 pm. We contacted Apple for comment on this story, but in the meantime, the company issued a statement to the Financial Times and said: "
" We believe that student interns I work and work at night. " If a violation is found, we will take immediate action and take appropriate action."
If you hear more from Apple, we will update.