If this wouldn't be permitted in the United States, why does Apple permit the flagrant abuse of its workers overseas? In another time, Lewis Hine photographed children working in dangerous conditions, at all hours, and for pennies. His photography brought about the Child Labor Laws, the bulk of which we have in place, in the United States, today. Why would Apple permit this type of behaviour elsewhere? We (Apple consumers) are already paying premium prices for computers and other Apple gadgets, but I will not purchase another Apple product until July 1, 2012, when some of the labor laws enacted go into effect.
And Apple? How about bringing some of the outsourced work to the USA. Unemployment may be around 8%, but for me, it's 100%. And I use your computers, but I won't buy your "toys."