In Brief

An app which criticizes the life cycle of the smartphone caused a stir in the Apple app store.

An app which criticizes the life cycle of the smartphone was released in the iTunes store to the great surprise of its developers.

Phone Story highlights the supposed harsh conditions workers are subjected to in the development of such electronic devices, with a series of four mini games;

 To win, players must enslave children in Congolese mines, catch suicidal workers jumping out of Chinese assembly plant windows, and conscript the poorest of the world’s poor to dismantle toxic e-waste resulting from obsolete phones.

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