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This Is Where iPads Come From: Video Shows Apple's Tablet Being Made

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Apple's factories in China have received loads of bad press, mostly from Mike Daisey's debunked report on appalling working conditions at its Foxconn Factory.

Hoping to gather more information on the controversial factory, MarketPlace reporter Rob Schmitz recently took a trip there to get the inside scoop.

In addition to chatting with a factory worker about his career choice -- one motivated by abject poverty more than anything else -- and a spokesman about the factory's efforts to stop employee suicides -- they've installed internet bars, sports facilities and a safety net for potential jumpers -- Schmitz also captured footage of the iPad being made.

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Sold on Stockholm: VIDEO

Stockholm

Apparently the new trend in business presentations is iPad sleight of hand.

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak in Line for iPad 3: VIDEO

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Steve Wozniak, who started Apple with Steve Jobs in a garage, likes to wait in line for Apple products. But an L.A. reporters was surprised to see him check in on Foursquare at a mall in Century City because he's usually up in the Bay Area.

So she headed over to interview him and the surprised fanboys in sleeping bags next to him.

“When we started, we knew that the world was going to change in a lot of ways. A lot of things that used to be mechanical were going to become electronic. We didn’t have any idea what this new revolution with mobile and smartphones starting with the iPhone. It’s really a computer in your hand. Then when the app store came I found that my life is driven by these apps… We knew it was a revolution but we didn’t know it was going to be this intense, this major once chips could put an entire computer on one chip.”

“I try not to [think of Steve Jobs while standing in line]. I have more of a connection to Steve Jobs than the average person… It’s not bittersweet at all. There are still great products coming out. Steve was really responsible for setting up a company, a culture, a method of developing products that continue to create great products. If I ever see them not great, then I’ll be screaming. That will be a sad day.”

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1020

MARRIAGE NEWS WATCH: AFER's Matt Baume on Prop 8, Hawaii, Scotland and Australia.

FACEBOOK: What it knows about Max (and you).

SCOTRAIL: Don't even think about getting on the train without a ticket in Scotland.

IT BURNS: The first thing I always do when I get a new iPad is spend hundreds of dollars flying to an exotic location to see what will happen if I put it in hot lava.

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Why iPads are the Future: VIDEO

Baby

Because babies don't get paper.

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iPad Bridesmaid: VIDEO

Ipadbridesmaid

Always the iPad, never the bride.

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