"Again and again, because Steve Jobs was the master of the forced upgrade."
Writer actor Mike Daisey says he loves all things of Apple, the company cofounded by the late Steve Jobs.
"Like I never knew that I needed a laptop, so thin, I could slice a sandwich with them."
Daisey does a two hour monologue off-Broadway about how Apple makes its products. He says he heard reports of harsh working conditions and suicides at Foxcon, an American supplier in China.
He travelled to China and posed as a businessman to tour factories. And he interviewed Foxcon workers about conditions.
"Child labor, rampant; incredible hours-people working 14, 15, 16 hours a day, people working so long that they drop from exhaustion or die on the line."
The Taiwan company's factories in southern China make millions of electronic goods for Apple and other international brands. Its plants are huge. One has more than 400,000 workers.
Apple did not respond to a request for comment. But in a statement, Foxcon said it is committed to ensuring the highest health and safety standards and this year raised wages.
Baizhu Chen, a Business Professor at the University of Southern California, says Foxcon's wages are considered good in China.
"When they started opening a factory in Zhengzhou, people lined up because they offered higher wages than other competitors."
Chen however, says that many employers do not obey China's labor laws.
Daisey says Apple is the perfectionist about its products, but ignores how they are made to increase profits.
"In a company obsessed with the details, with the aluminum being milled just-so, with the glass being fitted perfectly into the case, do you really think it's credible that they don't know."
"The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" has won rave reviews and it helped spur protests like this.
"We are asking Apple to make an ethical iPhone."
After a New York Time's series on Apple, the company joined the Fair Labor Association which establishes work place standards and monitors factory conditions.
Daysey says Apple is influential enough to set a standard in China.
"People have enormous respect for the company, even now. They could turn it around today."
Daysey makes his play free for anyone to perform. He says he's received request from groups in 11 countries, but none from China.