The report of a strike issued by China Labor Watch, a New York-based advocacy
group, came weeks after Apple kicked off its largest-ever global rollout for the
new iPhone 5 smartphone. Apple is already struggling with tight availability of
the phones in stores, analysts say. The labor group said 3,000 to 4,000 workers went on strike at Foxconn's
Zhengzhou complex in central China on Friday, angered by over-exacting quality
controls as well as demands they work through the week-long National Day
holiday, which began on Monday.