We already know that the iPhone X production issues over the summer put an undue amount of stress on iPhone builder Foxconn. Just last week, the company reported that it’s bottom line took a pretty massive hit during it’s most recent quarter. But in an effort to get back on track with the high order volume, Foxconn may have coerced a bunch of Chinese interns to work ungodly amounts of hours—and held their high school diplomas hostage until the job was complete.
Several reports on the matter have surfaced this morning, including one from the Financial Times (shared by CNET) that cites a number of Chinese high school students who’ve come forward to back the claim. Those students said that they regularly worked 11-hour days for Foxconn at the company’s factory in Zhengzhou. Students in China, according to the paper, are classified as interns, which means overtime hours are illegal under Chinese law.
One student allegedly assembled up to 1,200 iPhone X cameras a day.