quote: They shouldn't be singling out Apple for the way workers are being treated.
quote: Apple claims to be better than everyone else. They should be held to that. They damn well charge enough to be better than everyone else.
quote: If you want a iPhone that is $2K made here in the US then they will do it
quote: it would not cost 2k. That's just ridiculous.
quote: You are making a horribly flawed assumption that all the costs of manufacturing an iPhone are labor costs.
quote: In this particular instance Apple is not an industry leader but THE industry leader!
quote: even Western countries while they were going through the industrial revolutions also had poor pay and working conditions for factory workers,
quote: I don't think conditions improved in America because of Unions I think they improved because the government stepped in
quote: That is never Apple's responsibility and Foxconn would either simply say no or be the party paying for these failures.
quote: Outside of pulling out of the factory and China entirely nothing you said is practical.
quote: their pseudo-corporations
quote: These protesters are probably toting clothes and electronics that exist at affordable prices due to abusive labor practices in China.
quote: "As a company and as individuals, we are defined by our values," said Cook in an email to Apple employees. "Unfortunately, some people are questioning Apple's values today, and I'd like to address this with you directly. We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain. Any accident is deeply troubling, and any issue with working conditions is cause for concern. Any suggestion that we don't care is patently false and offensive to us. As you know better than anyone, accusations like these are contrary to our values. It's not who we are."