Apple's Dark Side: The Human Costs of...

Apple's Dark Side: The Human Costs of the iPad

There are 138 comments on the www.nytimes.com story from Jan 26, 2012, titled Apple's Dark Side: The Human Costs of the iPad. In it, www.nytimes.com reports that:

Breaking News

While Apple are enjoying record profits this past quarter, Apple's factories in China routinely put workers in danger, with horrifying consequences. The New York Times reports that in the past year, four people died from burns and many others were injured in two explosions at Apple's factories.

A former Apple executive admits,

Most people would still be really disturbed if they saw where their iPhone comes from.

Your take: Will this news change anything? Or do most people care more about a new iPhone than about workers in China?

Join the discussion below, or Read more at www.nytimes.com.

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SHUT APPLE DOWN

New York, NY

#138 Jan 30, 2012
Filthy Capitalists!

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#139 Jan 30, 2012
CitizenX wrote:
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So you are typing your post on your Dell computer made by the same people?
So you can't deal with the comment, and have to accuse and evade, instead? ;)
Tucksun Jack

Tucson, AZ

#140 Jan 30, 2012
Anyone angry at Apple's business practices, or any company's business practises, should just not buy their products.

What's so hard about that ?

(I do not now, nor have I ever, owned an Apple product. And I never shall.)

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#141 Jan 30, 2012
Tucksun Jack wrote:
Anyone angry at Apple's business practices, or any company's business practises, should just not buy their products.
What's so hard about that ?
(I do not now, nor have I ever, owned an Apple product. And I never shall.)
On an individual basis, I agree. That's the best thing to do.

But as a nation, we should demand better business practices from ALL American corporations. Bring jobs home. Let Americans manufacture products again. Follow Germany's example, and people will pay a little more for well-made, safe products whose manufacturers have good jobs and are paid good wages.

FWIW
Tucksun Jack

Tucson, AZ

#142 Jan 30, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
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On an individual basis, I agree. That's the best thing to do.
But as a nation, we should demand better business practices from ALL American corporations. Bring jobs home. Let Americans manufacture products again. Follow Germany's example, and people will pay a little more for well-made, safe products whose manufacturers have good jobs and are paid good wages.
FWIW
I agree.

But as Apple is one of the most successful companies in the history of the world, SOMEBODY is giving them gobs of money in exchange for their products.

Why must someone have an Apple product ? Buy from a competitor who has better business practices. And why aren't Apple shareholders demanding better business practices and having their products made in the U.S.?
Matt

Houston, TX

#143 Jan 30, 2012
AAMech wrote:
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They are all made in the same industrial complex in China. I've seen the place and it's huge.
So what about the others being built there like the tthe Android,PCs,and PC components,etc,etc,etc....?
Foxconn clients include American, European and Japanese companies. Notable products which the company manufactures include the Amazon Kindle, iPad,[5] iPhone,[6] PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360. 
Foxconn manufactures products for:
Amazon.com (United States)
Apple Inc.(United States)
ASRock (Taiwan)
Asus (Taiwan)
Barnes & Noble (United States)
Cisco (United States)
Dell (United States) 
EVGA Corporation (United States)
Hewlett-Packard (United States)
Intel (United States)
IBM (United States)
Lenovo (China)
Microsoft (United States)
MSI (Taiwan)
Motorola (United States)
Netgear (United States)
Nintendo (Japan) 
Nokia (Finland)
Panasonic (Japan)
Samsung (South Korea)
Sharp (Japan)
Sony (Japan) 
Sony Ericsson (Japan/Sweden)
Vizio (United States)
You won't get a response.
People who complain tend to ignore this little fact because their home is loaded with these products.
I call it the Barbara Streisand complex.
I bet you own shares of Apple.

Since: Feb 09

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#144 Jan 30, 2012
Matt wrote:
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You won't get a response.
People who complain tend to ignore this little fact because their home is loaded with these products.
I call it the Barbara Streisand complex.
I bet you own shares of Apple.
Ok Im a conservative but going out of Political mode for a minute and into tech mode.
I build my own machines( Not that hard and if a dumb conservative can do it, it should be a breeze for you ultra Genius liberals,) And then use Linux as my operating system.
Linux is a FREE operating system that can be downloaded from several sites and is less subject to viruses then Windows, there plenty of FREE software including graphic and office programs and is more stable then Windows or Apple. So why pay Microsoft or Apple good money when you can get a comparable operating system for free? And as I said there a ton of FREE software for linux.
I prefer Linux mint although Ubuntu is also very good.
For Linux mint
http://www.linuxmint.com/
For Ubuntu
http://www.ubuntu.com/

“All power to the people.”

Since: Mar 07

San Diego, CA

#145 Jan 30, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
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So you can't deal with the comment, and have to accuse and evade, instead? ;)
No accusation involved. My point was why rail against Apple when the computer he is using is probably made in the same factory by many of the same workers.

That doesn't count the numerous other products that that person makes that are made in China. Go buy an orange grown in South America. Go buy a McDonalds hamburger with meat from Argentina.

People piss and moan about Apple. Apple isn't the problem. Capitalism is the problem and Apple is Capitalism writ large but you can rest assured that it is Capitalism that is the problem.

See you in 20 years with there are government/security, prison jobs, military jobs and the service economy.

There will never be full employment in the US again and it will only get worse.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#146 Jan 30, 2012
CitizenX wrote:
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No accusation involved. My point was why rail against Apple when the computer he is using is probably made in the same factory by many of the same workers.
That doesn't count the numerous other products that that person makes that are made in China. Go buy an orange grown in South America. Go buy a McDonalds hamburger with meat from Argentina.
People piss and moan about Apple. Apple isn't the problem. Capitalism is the problem and Apple is Capitalism writ large but you can rest assured that it is Capitalism that is the problem.
See you in 20 years with there are government/security, prison jobs, military jobs and the service economy.
There will never be full employment in the US again and it will only get worse.
Well, that I can pretty much agree with. I'm just saying that if Americans don't DO anything about it, it will continue as you say and get worse.

Apple isn't the whole problem, but we have to start someplace.

Since: Jun 08

Tulsa OK. & Lugano Switzerland

#147 Jan 30, 2012
Matt wrote:
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You won't get a response.
People who complain tend to ignore this little fact because their home is loaded with these products.
I call it the Barbara Streisand complex.
I bet you own shares of Apple.
Bought 1400 shares of aapl in my Roth IRA in 98 and haven't touch it.
Over half million in tax free retirement savings
Tucksun Jack

Tucson, AZ

#148 Jan 30, 2012
AAMech wrote:
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Bought 1400 shares of aapl in my Roth IRA in 98 and haven't touch it.
Over half million in tax free retirement savings
So you ENJOY being a running dog lackey and oppressor of the people !

:)
FOR REAL

New York, NY

#149 Jan 30, 2012
BeepBeepImaJeep wrote:
Iphones suck!!!!! Android is soooooo much better.
True Dat!
Tucksun Jack

Tucson, AZ

#150 Jan 30, 2012
BeepBeepImaJeep wrote:
Iphones suck!!!!! Android is soooooo much better.
I have a Samsung fone that runs Android and I LOVE ir. I NEVER leave my home without it.

I won't touch an Apple product.
Hey

Mooresville, IN

#151 Jan 30, 2012
Apple Rocks!
well

Dundas, Canada

#152 Jan 30, 2012
This is wrong. Chinese workers deserve 10 cents per hour more.
Tucksun Jack

Tucson, AZ

#153 Jan 30, 2012
well wrote:
This is wrong. Chinese workers deserve 10 cents per hour more.
It's really not funny. All people, wherever they're from, deserve a living wage and work in a safe and healthy work environment.
YOU OWE 65 TRILLION

Burnaby, Canada

#154 Jan 31, 2012
AAMech wrote:
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Bought 1400 shares of aapl in my Roth IRA in 98 and haven't touch it.
Over half million in tax free retirement savings
impressive... there was a time people thought apple was finished...
tom

Faribault, MN

#155 Jan 31, 2012
I want eferyone to type this into your internet browser......STUFF MADE IN THE USA..... SAnd check out all sites....There is so many things still made in the USA...In fact the PC I am typeing on is 85% made in the USA....Yes it did cost more. But it was an investment in this nation...If everyone would buy 5% more USA made then they do now that would add tons of jobs and GDP.

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