quote: 2. Apple is recordly profitable. Granted that profitability is heavily driven by: i. Exploitive labor contracts, which are rumored to be far worse than the industry average. ii. One of the most abusive records when it comes to exploiting loopholes for the purposes of tax evasion. iii. Nickel and diming customers with massive markups for things like extra RAM or a bit more NAND.
quote: Love to see the evidence to back up those assertions.
quote: i. Exploitive labor contracts
quote: ii. One of the most abusive records... tax evasion
quote: iii. Nickel and diming customers with massive markups
quote: Apple does not own Foxconn. Foxconn was around long before Apple started raking in it's billions. Foxconn is responsible for it's employees well being, not Apple.
quote: ii. Should we bring up the Google offices around the world?? Effective tax rate of 2.4%??http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-21/google-2-...
quote: Google Inc. (GOOG) -- makers of the world's most used smartphone operating system and the world's most used search engine -- based itself in Ireland and has subsidiaries in the Caribbean and Luxembourg for more tax dodging gains.Google told The Daily Mail that this scheme -- which many would call "tax dodging" -- is necessary in today's corporate atmosphere, as responsibility to shareholders. States a Google spokesperson, "We have an obligation to our shareholders to set up a tax-efficient structure, and our present structure is compliant with the tax rules in all the countries where we operate."
quote: The President's support of Google also raises some eyebrows given Google's clever use of the "Double Irish" and "Dutch Sandwich" (legal) tax evasion strategies, funneling money through Ireland, the Netherlands and Bermuda, courtesy of federal loopholes, to avoid paying federal income taxes on its profits. These strategies reportedly saved Google $1B USD in 2011 and cut the company's effective tax rate to 18.8 percent, far less than the standard 35-40 most small businesses pay on earnings.Google officially raised almost a million dollars for the President's election bid.
quote: All your evidence can be said about your favorites, Google, AMD, etc..You simply are biased against Apple, and to a lesser extent Intel. Every one of your blogs related to either is evidence of that.
quote: Dude - do you really believe the silly stuff that you type? That there is some dark nefarious reasons that Apple takes everyone else to the cleaners? When the real reason is just so simple: Apple are just better at what they do than anyone else.