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"Make the iPhone 5 ethically" petition gets 40,000 supporters, you can join too

0. phoneArena posted on 01 Feb 2012, 07:35

Last weeks a huge reporting effort by the NY Times kicked off a very important debate on overseas working conditions, focusing around Apple and quoting several former…

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posted on 01 Feb 2012, 12:21 3

20. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)

they're attacking apple because "the others" are not in as much popular demand. Companies shouldnt outsource as much as they do for their production lines. Bring jobs here where we regulate how our workers are treated. If Android or Microsoft OS phones were just as guilty im sure phonearena would have pointed this out to the public.

And so what if they dont own an iphone. Since when did owning the device tell you HOW that company operates?

so by your logic as long as "everyone else is doing it" that would make it ok to treat your employees like crap to mass produce a product? So lets all just follow in Apples shoes and create our own sweatshops. :P

I do agree however that "Isuicides" is slightly distasteful

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 15:11

25. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Hello, it's correctly written 'iSuiCiDes'; the letter "i" is lower case and any consonant immediately succeeding it is always upper case. :)

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 10:41 4

16. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

While this is suspiciously reminiscent of most companies trying to save money, Apple has been able to excel at leveraging these conditions to help make them go from almost bankrupt to one of the wealthiest companies in the world in just 11 short years. What will it take for people to realize the numerous negative equations that go into this to make such positive profit margins?

Where do I sign?

John B.

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 15:31 2

26. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

I think this petition should be supported by everyone, no matter what OS you prefer. This isn't Android vs Apple, it's just a bunch of fellow consumers saying, "Hey! You guys need to fix this." Nothing wrong with that, right?

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 08:12 2

32. tsarbomba (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

How much of this is the fault of the Chinese Communist government? Why are the always left out of this ranting?

Don't make the mistake of associating profit with greed. Wealth and profit are too often mischaracterized and simple, evil greed at any cost and that is an illogical mistake.

Remember, Foxconn can hire 3,000 people in a day. Thousands of people line up daily to apply for these jobs at Foxconn.

Chinese citizens who criticize the government often go missing. And the Chinese government stepped in to halt the protest suicides at Foxconn? You may want to research that just a bit more.

The minimum wage - as harmful a concept as it is - is the decision of Foxconn and China, not Apple.

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