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I lived in Texas my whole life and pretty much disagree with everything you said. I moved to California to change jobs a year ago and find it to be full of narrow minded, belligerent people irrationally afraid of plastic shopping bags. Oh yeah, and it's full of shitty Asian women drivers. I've been subjected to a smog cloud hanging above my city, panhandlers constantly asking me for a handout, and visual overload thanks to signs that constantly remind me that anything I...
Damn, replied too soon. And you're right - he could have meant that, but I would think that killing off archaic tech fits right in with the "adapt or die" model. Apple shouldn't quit growing because archaic tech companies or businesses based on their products can't adapt to a modern basis.
Killed in what way? If you mean by moving manufacturing outside of the US, I highly doubt it's anywhere CLOSE to 514K. I fail to see any other way Apple has "killed" jobs in this country.
This will be an interesting case as it works its way through the Chinese courts. On one hand, China needs a large company like Apple to keep employing its workers and injecting money and capital into its economy. On the other, China is nationalistic as hell and runs a pretty good propaganda machine. It wouldn't be very surprising to see Apple lose, get fined and lectured by Chinese judges, etc. At this point, I see Apple prevailing and Proview rapidly closing up...
CNN (and others) have recently picked up on these stories to hit an emotional nerve with the American public about working conditions for people who assemble Apple products in China. Apple is a true American story of humble beginnings and spectacular success in the face of adversity. But if there's one thing Americans love just as much as the underdog, it's knocking the Big Dog off his pedestal. Apple just reported one of the greatest quarters in HISTORY. FOR ANY...
Fine, let's assume on a cost basis Apple COULD build an iPhone stateside ... but that doesn't address the issue of scale. Where are they going to find the workforce and factory capacity to churn out 15 - 40 M iPhones every three months? I highly doubt the NYT's $46 number too. It comes with no explanation and absolutely no knowledge of Apple's material, labor, or overhead costs associated with their manufacturing lines. Only Apple knows for sure what those numbers are...
I agree with you that Apple should be proactive here. It's ultimately better for their manufacturing, better for their image, and better for their shareholders. BUT it's not just about you or I paying more to cover Apple's lost margins from doing what you suggest. Moving manufacturing away from China comes with a large amount of loss in productivity on the manufacturing line. One thing China has that the US doesn't is an abundance of people in certain urban areas. Yeah,...
As much as we would all like this to be a black and white issue, it just isn't. Do working conditions in Chinese factories suck? Yeah, probably. Do those factories churn out millions of Apple products a year? Yes. Do they church out millions of Samsung, Sony, LG, Nokia, HTC, etc. devices a year? Of course. If Foxconn is building devices for several different companies, which company bears the responsibility for forcing them to improve working conditions? And how would...
I've been a Mac user since my parents bought a PowerMac 6500 when I was 10 years old. I still remember the excitement of opening the box and watching my father set it up - along with a Color StyleWriter Printer and a 56K modem. AppleInsider was the first Apple-centric site I visited (mainly for the Genius Bar), and even though I haven't posted in a while, it just seemed right to come back "home" and leave a reply. Like so many others, I heard the news yesterday on...
I got my iPhone a week after it launched - and yes, the signal fluctuates, but I haven't had a loss in reception or data speed. The bars drop. Okay. So what? As long as my calls don't get dropped or my data come to a screeching halt, I could give a rat's ass. For me, the biggest annoyance is the proximity sensor - God knows how many calls I've hung up on, or muted, or facetimed, or whatever due to that damn sensor. The antenna is fine - for God's sake, fix the...
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