Sources: All Things D, CNET, 9 To 5 Mac, Reuters
quote: The iPad 3 launch may be exactly what Apple needs after a tough start to 2012. Last month, The New York Times released its second installment to its iEconomy series, which focused on the poor treatment of workers at Apple's suppliers in China. The report, which cited issues like working long hours with extended overtime, poor working conditions that have led to explosions, and crowded living spaces, drew plenty of attention from both Apple and the public.Apple CEO Tim Cook blasted the report, saying that Apple cares about each and every worker employed by its overseas suppliers. However, his speech didn't seem to sway the public. Just yesterday, social activist groups Change.org and SumOfUs.org organized demonstrations in front of key Apple stores around the globe to protest Apple's lack of empathy for the workers in factories like Foxconn.