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Count Zero
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Re: [iPhone] Foxconn's iPhone plant "paralyzed" as tho

Yes because it is 100% in Apple's control to fix the entire human rights culture in China. Apple does more than anyone else to ensure their workers are treated in a more civil fashion than other tech companies.



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said by Count Zero:

Yes because it is 100% in Apple's control to fix the entire human rights culture in China. Apple does more than anyone else to ensure their workers are treated in a more civil fashion than other tech companies.

Problem is, that Apple does not directly control the process or the treatment of workers.

Like it or not, they are just like WalMart, they tell Foxconn what they want to pay, and Foxconn makes it happen, workers rights be damned.

Since its highly unlikely that Apple could ever bring production back to America, they could at least try to build a factory in China (or somewhere else with cheap labour), but they could at least have complete oversight of the process. If they care about it, as much as they say they do...

My 2 cents.
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JohnInSJ
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said by HiVolt:

said by Count Zero:

Yes because it is 100% in Apple's control to fix the entire human rights culture in China. Apple does more than anyone else to ensure their workers are treated in a more civil fashion than other tech companies.

Problem is, that Apple does not directly control the process or the treatment of workers.

Like it or not, they are just like WalMart, they tell Foxconn what they want to pay, and Foxconn makes it happen, workers rights be damned.

Since its highly unlikely that Apple could ever bring production back to America, they could at least try to build a factory in China (or somewhere else with cheap labour), but they could at least have complete oversight of the process. If they care about it, as much as they say they do...

My 2 cents.

»www.quora.com/What-would-be-the-···n-the-US
$20 more for US, apparently. Yeah.
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HiVolt
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said by JohnInSJ:

$20 more for US, apparently. Yeah.

I don't buy that...


JohnInSJ
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said by HiVolt:

said by JohnInSJ:

$20 more for US, apparently. Yeah.

I don't buy that...

So let's say it's three times that. Would you buy $60 more?
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EdmundGerber

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said by Count Zero:

Yes because it is 100% in Apple's control to fix the entire human rights culture in China. Apple does more than anyone else to ensure their workers are treated in a more civil fashion than other tech companies.

It doesn't sound like it, from all the news reports about human rights abuses happening over there. Usually around the time of another iLaunch


Count Zero
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Well you don't hear shit about anyone else's launches period so who really knows. Probably not that hard to build 100,000 galaxy tabs compared to the 50,000 daily iPads...



Count Zero
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I actually might - but then again I only buy New Balance or SAS shoes because they're made in the US. My Subaru was assembled in Indiana (with a fair percentage of American parts), things like my All-Clad pots and pans were made in the US (except for their lids which were made in China) and the new furniture I bought for my living room last year was made not far from me in NC (and some in OR). But I'm not "most people" and if my own financial situation tightens up my willingness to pay a little extra would be out the window too.
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reply to HiVolt

said by HiVolt:

Since its highly unlikely that Apple could ever bring production back to America, they could at least try to build a factory in China (or somewhere else with cheap labour), but they could at least have complete oversight of the process. If they care about it, as much as they say they do...

My 2 cents.

They could put a factory in South Africa... Lots of suddenly-unemployed platinum miners to hire. Oh, my bad, the Chinese beat us to South Africa... Bummer.

In China, the iSlaves are revolting... Maaah, they're heading right for us!!
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