A brawl between employees and security guards at a Foxconn plant in central China has ended with the closing of the factory and several hospitalized workers. Recent developments have churned up confirmation that Foxconn’s plant in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan made iPhone parts.
Soon after news broke out that a riot had occurred at the respective facility, the media began inquiries to see whether or not Apple’s iPhones were assembled at that particular location.
through a Foxconn employee that the Taiyuan factory indeed produced iPhone parts. Apple is struggling to meet extremely high demand for the latest iteration of its popular smartphone, the iPhone 5.
"The cause of this dispute is under investigation by local authorities and we are working closely with them in this process, but it appears not to have been work-related," Foxconn said. 2,000 workers were involved, out of a total of 79,000 currently employed at the plant.