What exactly does it take to get an Apple product into your hands? This week, ABC's Nightline took viewers on an insider tour of China's Foxconn plants, where Apple phones and tablets are made — and where, says Joshua Topolsky at The Verge, the hours are controversially long, the wages are low, and the work is brutally monotonous. Here, a look inside the world of Apple manufacturing, by the numbers:

Steps required to make an iPhone

Hours of labor it takes to manufacture the phone

Sets of hands it takes to make a single iPad

Days it takes to make a single iPad

Hourly wage of new Foxconn employees, according to ABC's report

Hourly wage of 75 percent of Foxconn's workforce

1.2 million
Workers employed by Foxconn

Typical age of Foxconn employees

The average shift, in hours, for Foxconn workers

Seconds it takes to complete a single step in the manufacturing process. "We are extremely tired, with tremendous pressure," one worker said. "We work faster even than the machines."

Monthly rent Foxconn employees pay to secure sleeping space in a dorm room. Each room sleeps six to eight people.

Price each Foxconn employee pays per meal

$12.50 to $30
Approximate cost of labor for a single iPhone

Starting retail price for the iPhone 4S

Approximate revenue each iPhone generates for Apple, according to Horace Dediu at Asymco

37 million
iPhones sold in the last quarter of 2011

$97.6 billion
Apple's cash on hand

Sources: Apple Insider (2), ASYMCO, New York Times (2), TUAW, The Verge, VentureBeat