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Originally Posted by GTR View Post

So now the American Air Force is helping to kill Chinese citizens.

18,000 units. That's a lot of dead Foxconn employees when you work out the percentages.

Wait till the New York Times runs with this...

And the laid off Foxconn employees lives happily ever after!

No, sir. I am and any sane human should be happy that Apple is giving contracts to Foxconn so they can employ more people who would have been unemployed otherwise. So, what if some useless, good for nothing people remain unemployed....

What do you prefer, people earning somewhat lower salary or people starving to death?

BTW: Just for your info, suicide rate at Foxconn is lower than US suicide rate.
post #82 of 83
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Originally Posted by techno View Post

Exactly! That substantial discount will seem pretty weak in a week.

iPad2 is proven hardware. They've no doubt been testing them for a while and know exactly what they're getting. While unlikely, iPad3 may have problems. If it suits their purposes, what difference does it make how old it is.
post #83 of 83
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Originally Posted by l008com View Post

It seems very weird to me that they would buy iPads from a 3rd party instead of direct from Apple.

Because they (like many companies) only sell to the government through resellers?

http://www.apple.com/r/store/government/
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