Apple confirmed a report by Financial times (subscription required) and released a statement regarding student interns working more hours than allowed in one of their China factories. Apple indicates that it has sent representatives to the factory to look into the matter but denies that any student was forced to do this work.
“We discovered instances of student interns working overtime at a supplier facility in China. We’ve confirmed the students worked voluntarily, were compensated and provided benefits, but they should not have been allowed to work overtime,” Apple said in a statement.
This announcement comes at the heals of the much anticipated new iPhone X.