Much has been made of the role of Apple in supervising the factory practices of China's Foxconn, the manufacturer of all those beloved iPhones and iPads. This week, the new most important person at Apple, CEO Tim Cook, decided to pay his gold mine a visit.
The new photos that emerged just yesterday show Cook dressed in factory coveralls and touring Foxconn's new Zhengzhou facility as workers assemble new iPhones. The factory visit is apparently just one stop on a major trip for Cook, which included meetings with Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong and Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang. This new high-profile good will visit occurs while the iPad naming dispute is still outstanding. Don't be surprised if Cook's visit coincides with some interesting news on that front.