Source: The New York Times
quote: No, I'm being idealistic right now. ;)
quote: Is it really Apple's responsibility to do this? No. Is it ideal? Yes. Would it set an example that others could follow? Yes.
quote: Stating the parts cost about 188.00 for a 4S. Add in the manufacturing costs and they go up to 196.00 total. Wait, manufacturing _only_ costs... 8.00? Yes, that's correct. 8 bucks to manufacture the thing.
quote: No I think that would more likely be the death of the company quite frankly. Or at the very least marginalize them to the point they would no longer be a competitive entity. Apple would become the new RIM.
quote: In short, unless we train an abundance of engineers, are willing to work for 12+ hours straight without the need to see your kids, and are willing to wake up at 1am to work, without overtime, the inconvenient truth is that the manufacturing jobs are not returning home.
quote: That's why when Obama asked Jobs, what it would take for the manufacturing jobs to return to the US, Jobs simply replied, "they aren't coming back".