A foreman immediately roused 8,000 workers inside the company’s dormitories, according to the executive. Each employee was given a biscuit and a cup of tea, guided to a workstation and within half an hour started a 12-hour shift fitting glass screens into beveled frames. Within 96 hours, the plant was producing over 10,000 iPhones a day.
So Apple really doesn’t make things in the United States because the above would be considered unreasonable, dictatorial and perhaps even cruel. Because most western employers would never do such a thing and most western workers would, rightfully, tell their employer that the job would get done in normal working hours, screw the made up deadline to get the phones made.
Source: The New York Times