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The iPhone 5 release event in NYC; photo by thomasebunton/Flickr
Sometimes it couldn't be more blatant. My favorite nerd site, Ars Technica, ran two stories yesterday separated by a mere 17 minutes. Here they are in the order I saw them in my Twitter feed:
- iPhone 5 sales top 5 million during launch weekend (9/24, 9:17am)
- Foxconn worker riot closes factory (9/24, 9:00 am)
Line from the first story:
"Demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement.
Awesome, how are they going to do that? Well...the second story has some clues:
TUAW speculates that the riots (at Foxconn) were in no small part caused by the recent long iPhone 5 production ramp-up; Engadget links to a (non-English) report discussing "practically compulsory" overtime related to iPhone 5 production.