09-27-13 07:23 AM
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  1. CrackedBarry's Avatar
    Apple made in excess of 25 BILLION in 2011. I think there is plenty of room to share just a little of these MASSIVE profits and improve the conditions and lives of these workers.
    Apple can't just start increasing wages by 30% overnight, if that's what you had in mind. It would wreck the local economy and create massive inflation locally, which again would harm workers.

    When that is said, Apples manufacturers are some of the companies/factories that pay their workers the best, and above both minimum and average wages. Because of the added spotlight to any factory making Apple products, their conditions are also among the better among OEM manufacturers.

    The higher wages and better conditions is why working for Foxconn's Apple factories is very popular. Every time new openings are announced, thousands line up to try and get a job.

    While Apple is far from perfect, to their credit it is one of the companies that treat overseas OEM workers the best, and cooperate with local NGOs for surprise factory inspections.

    It is also one of the few electronic manufacturers that are open and transparent about their suppliers.
    09-25-13 09:42 AM
  2. SEAWARRIOR's Avatar



    A lot of RIM internals and accessories are made in china. By whom and where we don't know because RIM have no transparency. Actually, only China is referenced on the inside so perhaps everything is made there.

    RIM should probably clarify that.

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    sometimes "made in china" means Taiwan,,, something about some sort of agreement so the ROC doesn't get pissy...
    09-25-13 10:06 AM
  3. qbnkelt's Avatar
    someone should point this thread out to the poster who often gets on a very very very tall horse, always against Apple....
    09-25-13 10:33 AM
  4. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Cut and pasted right out of Apple propaganda pamphlet no doubt.
    Historically, many inconvenient truths are dismissed as propaganda.

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    09-27-13 07:23 AM
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