The latest Foxconn wildcate strike makes the clearest link yet between Apple's direct demands on the workforce and their consequences. There's also the fact that Foxconn seem to have tried to meet production targets by cancelling leave for Golden Week, which is more or less the same as abolishing Christmas (which in turn seems to be subject to a sort of creeping abolition in the UK when considered as a holiday, but that's another issue). Also:
Geoffrey Crothall, a spokesman for the pressure group China Labor Bulletin, said at the time that Foxconn workers were becoming increasingly emboldened.
"They're more willing to stand up for their rights, to stand up to injustice," he said.
I wonder how much this extends to all those thousands of junior-high school educated rural Chinese teens and post teens assessing that it would be extremely hard for Apple to switch production from Foxconn - given the volume of the work the company does for them - and therefore they have the potential leverage of causing worldwide hipster tantrums, among other things.