Originally Posted by TenoBell
Actually all of the parts of the iPhone are manufactured in different parts of Asia. Foxconn really just assembles the parts.
The iPhone is designed in the US and that is what makes Apple an smartphone maker.
His comment is odd on so many levels. Because the iPhone being created by Apple, he specifically stated Foxconn only Foxconn makes the iPhone. He doesn't think engineering as creation (he gives Foxconn that credit). He doesn't acknowledge the SW (he gives Foxconn that credit). He doesn't acknowledge the Toshiba or Samsung NAND (he gives Foxconn that credit). He doesn't acknowledge Qualcomm's MDM6610 chipset (he gives Foxconn that credit). He doesn't acknowledge the dozens of other companies or their sourced manufacturing plants for all the components in the iPhone (he gives Foxconn that credit). He specifically only acknowledges the assembly, but then falls short to give it to the human or robot workers (none of which were created by Foxconn). It's just weird for someone to imply the iPhone a Foxconn product because it's not "made in the US" as if there no such thing as a global company.
You gotta wonder (though I'm afraid to ask) how he feels about Steve Jobs since he's just a CEO that doesn't actually produce anything at Apple.