Three workers who were employed by the Foxconn plants on Shenzhen have been arrested, for leaking the iPad 2 design. Apple figured this out when some case makers for the tablet started offering their products before the device was even announced, hinting at this leak. Foxconn’s workers were brought in at the end of December and charged a week ago with violating trade secrets.
The last time that Foxconn was in the news, they had problems with a string of suicides among their employees. This company handles the making of the iPhone, iPad and MacBook, but it also works with HP, Dell and Microsoft. Even Apple held an investigation into the firm’s factories to establish what the problem is with the working conditions.
We have no idea when this series of incidents surrounding the Apple partner will end, but part of me wants to see the iPad 3 leaked…. ASAP!