Apple investigating claim that illegal student labor was used to assemble the Apple Watch

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Especially with Tim Cook at the helm, Apple in recent years has made a concerted effort to improve working conditions in the factories responsible for producing some of the company's most popular products. But despite Apple's best efforts, there have been a handful of reports over the past year or so detailing how some suppliers are still running afoul of Apple's rules with respect to working hours, working conditions, and overtime pay.

Most recently, Apple is currently investigating a report that Apple Watch supplier Quanta Computer relied upon illegally employed students to help manufacture the company's exceedingly popular wearable. Originally brought to light by The Financial Times, the report details how dozens of students were ostensibly working as interns, but in reality were working assembly line shifts, often throughout the night. Some students even reported working six days a week in 12-hour shifts.

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