It's ridiculous. First of all, the desperate need for advance info on upcoming Apple products, while flattering to Apple's corporate ego, has created this monster, one which leads to sites flooding their pages with these types of bogus "insider" info just to attract clicks, and even to criticism of upcoming products that are no more than vapours. Second, the lack of critical thinking being exhibited by some readers here is somewhat sad, if not a little terrifying. The old adage of pictures never lying has been turned on its head, and now it would be safer to assume that ALL photos lie, and that the truth lies hidden in any of these images, if the viewer would only look for it.
What is the truth of this image? Hard to say, but one thing is abundantly clear - this is not a QA department or situation in any modern electronics manufacturing facility. Shame on whoever started this, but double shame on those who are taking it at face value. And yes, shame on me for reading through this entire article and ensuing comments and then responding in any way whatsoever, but I find myself falling down these rabbit holes more and more often in pursuit of… truth?… only to find these stories based on … what?
I know, I'm a throwback, an anachronism, maybe even a curmudgeon, but I pine for the days when journalism was, well, journalism.
In brief - BS - nothing to see here folks, go back to your homes….