Marketplace Tech Report for Tuesday, April 10, 2012
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Tens of millions of iPads have been sold since the product first went on sale two years ago. It’s hard to peg an exact number since a bunch more have been sold in the time it’s taken you to read this sentence. They’re flying off the shelves, if they ever manage to get to the shelves. But despite the device’s cultural ubiquity, few Americans have been inside a Foxconn facility to see how it’s actually constructed. Rob Schmitz, China correspondent for Marketplace, is one of them. Rob was the second journalist to be allowed inside an Appe production line at the facility. We spoke to him about what he saw and heard.