Foxconn Factory Workers Strike Over iPhone 5 Production

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Two weeks ago, Foxconn factory workers in the Chinese city of Taiyuan rioted just as Apple's iPhone 5 hit the assembly line. Now, nearly 4,000 employees of a Foxconn in Zhengzhou are striking. Two Chinese news sources cited by the AP say that workers are upset over Apple's decision to increase quality standards following some customer complaints — unrealistic standards, an undercover reporter for the Shanghai Morning Post recently found. Foxconn, for its part, counters that production has not been affected.