Riot reported at Apple partner manufacturer Foxconn's iPhone 5 plant [ux2]

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  • Reply 61 of 78

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FreeRange View Post



    As an expat living in China, I can tell you that their are in fact 10's of thousands of demonstrations in China every year. Yes, 10's of thousands.


     


    It's finally time for the oppressed Chinese masses to rise up, unite, and fight for socialism!


     


    Oh, wait...

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    Update: According to Reuters, a Foxconn official said the incident was in fact a fight between workers from different production lines.

    "The fight is over now ... we're still investigating the cause of the fight and the number of people involved," said Foxconn spokesman Louis Woo. He went on to say the company will release a statement regarding the matter later on Monday.

    Update 2: Foxconn has reportedly shut down the Taiyuan factory due to the disturbance which reportedly injured 40 people.


     


     


    Terminate those responsible, set an example, and fill those positions. With iPhone demand being as high as it is, there's no room for this sort of nonsense. 

  • Reply 63 of 78

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    Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post







    Update: According to Reuters, a Foxconn official said the incident was in fact a fight between workers from different production lines.

    "The fight is over now ... we're still investigating the cause of the fight and the number of people involved," said Foxconn spokesman Louis Woo. He went on to say the company will release a statement regarding the matter later on Monday.

    Update 2: Foxconn has reportedly shut down the Taiyuan factory due to the disturbance which reportedly injured 40 people.


     


     


    Terminate those responsible, set an example, and fill those positions. With iPhone demand being as high as it is, there's no room for this sort of nonsense. 



     


    Ahh... it all started when one worker said to another:  "Yo Mama makes Windows phones..."


     


    Aside:  My riot-free iP5 just shipped from ZhengZhou China to Inchon, Korea -- first time Korea was on the flight path for anything I ordered from Apple...  I wonder if Sammy...  ...???  ...Nah?

  • Reply 64 of 78
    malaxmalax Posts: 1,598member

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    Originally Posted by mac-user View Post


    First I thought it's about a concert of a Russian band at Foxconn... then I saw it's not the Pussy Riot... it's pissy riot (or PC riot?).


    Does anyone know if it has affected Apple's production? if not, it's not a mac related news.



     


    It's "expected" to--hence the rapid AAPL sell off this morning.  Anything that affects--or might affect--iPhone 5 production is news.  Hopefully, just a minor glitch.  Foxconn will just build new Chinese city and factory in a few days we'll we'll be back to normal.

  • Reply 65 of 78
    sol77sol77 Posts: 203member

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    Originally Posted by pfisher View Post


    This is due to exploitation and Apple is contributing to it. What, only a couple of bucks or so go labor on iPhone?


     


    Apple is turning out to be the most greediest company in history.


     


    Apple customer since 1990...



     


    Genius.

  • Reply 66 of 78
    sol77sol77 Posts: 203member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pfisher View Post


    This is due to exploitation and Apple is contributing to it. What, only a couple of bucks or so go labor on iPhone?


     


    Apple is turning out to be the most greediest company in history.


     


    Apple customer since 1990...



     


    Fist fights in potato packing factories are due to greedy potato buyers and grocers.  True story.  Why can't the potato greed stop?  I heard someone got into a fist fight at Eddy's Quick Stop the other day.  Eddy is a greedy sumbich, and if it weren't for big oil it never would have happened.


     


    I've been eating potatoes and gasoline since 1980, so I should know.

  • Reply 67 of 78

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    Originally Posted by Sol77 View Post




    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pfisher View Post


    This is due to exploitation and Apple is contributing to it. What, only a couple of bucks or so go labor on iPhone?


     


    Apple is turning out to be the most greediest company in history.


     


    Apple customer since 1990...



     


    Fist fights in potato packing factories are due to greedy potato buyers and grocers.  True story.  Why can't the potato greed stop?  I heard someone got into a fist fight at Eddy's Quick Stop the other day.  Eddy is a greedy sumbich, and if it weren't for big oil it never would have happened.


     


    I've been eating potatoes and gasoline since 1980, so I should know.



     


    LOL... Eating potatoes and passing gas...

  • Reply 68 of 78
    Was Andrew Carnegie a Robber Barron?

    No, but he gave us Hagenaars a great Peace Palace!
  • Reply 69 of 78
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,951member
    malax wrote: »
    It's "expected" to--hence the rapid AAPL sell off this morning.  Anything that affects--or might affect--iPhone 5 production is news.  Hopefully, just a minor glitch.  Foxconn will just build new Chinese city and factory in a few days we'll we'll be back to normal.

    On stock prices, we all know there are never any external factors such as:

    Stocks head lower on more gloom from Europe
    http://www.usatoday.com/money/markets/story/2012/09/24/stocks-head-lower-on-more-gloom-from-europe/57836188/1

    Story posted 45 minutes ago.

    So it's not as if the entire market took a bit of a dive.

    http://www.google.com/finance?q=INDEXDJX:.DJI,INDEXSP:.INX,INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC&ei=7GtgUPC5JobslAOYLA

    Apple took it worse than average, but still not bad on the rebound.

    Anyway, I try to avoid reading anything into individual stocks without factoring in the broader picture first.
  • Reply 70 of 78
    sol77sol77 Posts: 203member

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    Originally Posted by tylerk36 View Post


    Wow you make a good point.  We need to pay another country for our goods.  Screw making anything here any more.  The minimum wage jobs created are a waste of time.  People really dont need to get a job HERE do they?  We have enough of those at Mc Donald's  Your point was well made.  Your one of those people who like cheap labor in china.  Screw the future and screw the economy.  Tax paying jobs are a waste of time here.  And now the insert of sarcasm and creative ego type will be posted to make one think this Ikrupp is all that and more.  He must think highly of his god like status.



    Not fond of thinking beyond the emotional spectrum, are you?

  • Reply 71 of 78
    "Every age has its massive moral blind spots. We might not see them, but our children will." - Bono
  • Reply 72 of 78
    pfisher wrote: »
    This is due to exploitation and Apple is contributing to it. What, only a couple of bucks or so go labor on iPhone?

    Zero proof that anything iPhone or Apple was involved in this. And yet every story will toss Apple in the headline for the hits
  • Reply 73 of 78
    jeffdm wrote: »
    Where do you keep your list?

    On his Galaxy Tab of course. They are sooooo much better than anything Apple has done. Cause ya know Android is all open and stuff. That makes it way better than iOS
  • Reply 74 of 78

    This is interesting since Apple went to China to build their products, not to use the latest high-tech automation but to take advantage of poor slave-like human workers.

    It is also very important to point out that the electronics we are talking about still require a number of rare earth metals that are under China's control. They are able and have refused to allow export of these metals to plants. If you want the metals they will be processed in China.
  • Reply 75 of 78
    successsuccess Posts: 1,039member


    Maybe they were looking for love but iMaps failed them.

  • Reply 76 of 78


    Originally Posted by BestKeptSecret View Post

    OT: Wasn't there some particular image you said you'd use as your signature if the new iPhone was called iPhone 5? I haven't seen that yet.


     


    Ah, that. I was too busy being dumbstruck that my favorite company was beginning to make the mistakes that nearly bankrupted it fifteen years ago to remember. I'll post it if they make an iPad mini. Same theme, at least.





    Originally Posted by Sol77 View Post

    I've been eating potatoes and gasoline since 1980, so I should know.


     


    I think you may have been eating gasoline for a little less time than that if you're alive.





    Originally Posted by charlituna View Post

    Zero proof that anything iPhone or Apple was involved in this. And yet every story will toss Apple in the headline for the hits


     


    And ONLY Apple. NO other company ever uses Foxconn. Foxconn is actually just the name of the building; Apple directly owns everything over there.

  • Reply 77 of 78

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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post



    Was Andrew Carnegie a Robber Barron?




    No, but he gave us Hagenaars a great Peace Palace!


     



     


    Actually, he was... take a look at this:


     


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robber_baron_(industrialist)


     


     


    including the revisionism:


     


     


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    After the Depression, business historians, led by Allan Nevins, began revising this view of American big businessmen by advocating the "Industrial Statesman" thesis.


  • Reply 78 of 78

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    Originally Posted by charlituna View Post





    Zero proof that anything iPhone or Apple was involved in this. And yet every story will toss Apple in the headline for the hits


     


    I was heartened to read the New York Times this morning that Apple wasn't sucked into the story alone as you and I expected. In fact Apple was given sole credit for its efforts to better conditions and pay. This factory employes 79.000 people, of which about 40 were injured. Factory will re-open on Tuesday.


     



    Quote: New Your Times



    The disturbance is the latest to hit Foxconn, a key supplier of products to Apple and other global electronics companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Microsoft.


    Foxconn, which is part of the Hon Hai Group of Taiwan, has been struggling to improve labor conditions at its China factories following reports about labor abuse and work safety violations.


    Apple and Foxconn have worked together in the last year to improve conditions, raise pay and improve labor standards.


    Disturbances at factories have become increasingly common in China, rights groups say, as laborers have begun to demand higher pay and better conditions.




     

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