Consumer electronics company is trying to raise the bar on factory conditions, in light of the recent explosion.

Apple today announced that the Fair Labor Association has begun to conduct special audits of its final assembly supplier, with the first inspections taking place this morning at Foxconn City. It's an unprecedented level of transparency for the electronics industry. Few companies can be eager to change places with Apple right now, as it faces intense media scrutiny around conditions in the factories of some of its Chinese suppliers. Guardian

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