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A rare look at Apple's production line in China

21 February 2012 Last updated at 21:49 GMT

ABC presenter Bill Weir has been granted exclusive access to a factory in China run by Foxconn, one of the biggest suppliers for software giant Apple.

Workers live in a dorm with seven strangers, performing the same task six days a week.

Foxconn company executive Louis Koo was asked about the treatment of employees, including a spate of 18 suicides in the past few years.

He said the pace of change had been faster than anticipated, but the company was changing too.

Promotional footage courtesy of Apple