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'Bridge of Life' projects messages to prevent suicides

A bridge in South Korea where many people have taken their lives has been revamped with inspirational messages of hope that light up as people walk by.

By Jun. 25, 2013


Riots, suicides, and other issues in Foxconn's iPhone factories

What makes life hard at the giant plants that make iPhones and other staples of high-tech life? CNET's Jay Greene traveled to China to find out.

By Sep. 25, 2012


Foxconn raising pay following rash of suicides

After 10 worker suicides since the start of 2010, iPhone manufacturer Foxconn is increasing salaries by 30 percent.

By Jun. 2, 2010


Sony, Nokia express concern over Foxconn suicides

Electronics makers join Apple, HP, and Dell in saying they're pursuing their own investigations into the working conditions at the contract manufacturer's factory.

By May. 28, 2010


Apple, Dell, HP looking into Foxconn factory suicides

After a spate of workers having died or been injured in suicide attempts, three of Foxconn's biggest clients speak out.

By May. 26, 2010


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.

By Sep. 28, 2012


Apple updates figure on work week labor compliance

The company says 95 percent of its supply chain partners are compliant with a work week that is less than 60 hours.

By Dec. 4, 2013


Foxconn brushes off claims of pollution in China

The company says that any emissions from its plant in Kunshan are well within the legal limits.

By Aug. 5, 2013


Workplace dispute roils Foxconn supplier in China

The contract manufacturer, which makes iPhones and other consumer electronics, acknowledges a "workplace issue" at a factory run by a supplier that reportedly makes iPhone connectors and other goods.

By Jan. 13, 2013


Apple to offer trade-in service for iPhones, says report

The tech giant is said to be developing a trade-in program for iPhones at its stores.

By Jun. 6, 2013