CNET's iPhone series: An illustrated look

CNET went to China to learn more about how iPhones are made, and what happens when they get tossed. Here are the detailed illustrations that accompanied our stories, mapping key iPhone life cycle cities in China, details of how the device is made, and suggestions for environmentally sound disposal.

Mark Hobbs/CNET

From rocks to recycling: The life of an iPhone
• Riots, suicides, and other issues in Foxconn's iPhone factories
• 'No more iSlave:' An activist fights for iPhone workers
• Digging for rare earths: The mines where iPhones are born
• Hazards at the end of an iPhone's life
• CNET's iPhone series and why we decided to write it
About the author

Jay Greene, a CNET senior writer, works from Seattle and focuses on investigations and analysis. He's a former Seattle bureau chief for BusinessWeek and author of the book "Design Is How It Works: How the Smartest Companies Turn Products into Icons" (Penguin/Portfolio).

 

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