If you are looking for news on the Apple 4th generation “N90 iPhone” then try:
A Chinese employee committed suicide after one of 16 prototypes dissappeared: mystateline.com
China Stakes has the best article. Sun graduated from university just last year, that the iPhone is called the iPhone N90, that Sun was in charge of transmission work for the prototype and that it was lost during mailing. China Stakes also says he was illegally detained and searched by his leader (boss?)
A major US blog reports- TPM includes excerpts from Apple press release excerpt and some dirt on supplier Foxconn
The Register says a security officer (Gu Qinming) has been suspended. Stories are in dispute but the engineer was allegedly beaten by Foxconn security personnel – and that the suicide was captured on security cameras.
The Independent points out that Sun Danyong was 25 and worked in product communications at Foxconn. The iPhone was reported missing on the 13th of July, and he committed suicide on the 16th. Moreover Gu Qinming denies hitting Sun.
TUAW highlights more on Foxconn’s record
Thaindian news gives Gu Qinming’s full name and says Foxconn is owned by Hon Pai Precision Industry Co. who also make computers for Hewlett-Lackard, consoles for Sony and mobile phones for Nokia.
and, if you have access, the WSJ has the best written article, though nothing that isn’t reported above.
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Stephen Fry agrees with the E90 and iPhone combo. He puts us all to shame as gadget geek though..
Good to see him blogging – that’s his first entry.