Media event set for September 9, launch likely ~10 days later.
Apple to Offer Subsidies to Foxconn Workers?
Today, a report from Chinese site Zol.com.cn indicates that Apple will be providing financial rewards to Foxconn workers producing Apple products. Micgadget provides a translation:
A tech site in China has reported, Apple will provide financial subsidies to Foxconn's employees, the amount will roughly be 1 to 2% of the profits from Apple products. Apple has conducted investigation on Foxconn, and they believe the main reason for the suicide jumps is related to the employees' low wages. In order to solve the problem, Apple decides to offer a direct financial subsidies for the workers in Foxconn, it will first start from the iPad production line.Apple has not yet made any announcements about their investigation, and has not confirmed this report of worker subsidies.