Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and the Lives of China’s Workers

Chan, Jenny; Selden, Mark; Pun, Ngai

What is the human cost of our digital future? Based on undercover research, Dying for an iPhone reveals the shocking conditions endured by workers employed by Foxconn, the world’s leading manufacturer of Apple products. Suicides, excessive overtime, hostility and violence on the factory floor in China. Drawing on vivid testimonies from rural migrant workers, student interns, managers and trade union staff, Dying for an iPhone is a devastating expose of two of the world’s most powerful companies, Foxconn and Apple, and worker resistance.