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The real price of an iPhone

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posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 09:42 PM
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Many of us already know the conditions at Foxcon factories, the manufacturers of everything Apple. This video created by an undercover reporter gives a first hand look at the life of a foxcon worker. He narrates his 3 day experience as a new worker. Hopefully, you will consider this video before getting that new iphone. Yes i know technology is necessary nowadays, but how about getting a second hand product?




posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 10:11 PM
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I have a $14 flip phone, pay as you go. Costs me maybe $50 a yr.

I text and call when i need to. That's all i need. I don't need all the bells and whistles.

Just can't see shelling out all that money for a phone and service.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 10:15 PM
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You're not shelling out all that money for just a phone and service. You're buying Apple. You're buying all of the neat little features.

I won't ever buy one of these new. I always buy 2-3 generations older for a fraction of the price. Still, I feel ashamed for buying a device that was made at the Foxconn factory...



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 10:35 PM
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Well the I don't have the links to back it up, but I remember a friend of mine complaining to me that they would never buy apple because of Foxcon, so I googled it, and come to find out, Foxcon actually makes chips and computer pieces for most every computer company out there. So the only real way to make sure your money doesn't go in their hands, is to live off the grid.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 10:37 PM
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I know I don't have anything important to say, but I just felt so compelled to say something, anything, even if it was nothing. I...I... I'm guilty. Not for owning or buying an iPhone 5 or any Apple product for that matter. But buying other products made by similar companies. It's the same thing with almost everything these days. Clothes. Shoes. Fans. Plates. Laptops.

I don't know whether to say I'm sorry that that is the condition you have to work in or trying to justify that buying these means that those people get paid, so I should buy more. I don't know what to do. But I need this cell phone. I need this laptop. I need these clothes, and I need them to live. What do I even do. I feel like an asshole either way.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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Not only are apple products HUGELY over priced, they are also $hit. Because they are made by apple.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 11:32 PM
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Those Chinese know they would be better off as farmers. They go into the cities because of greed, and their bodies are being poisoned from the plastic fumes, chemicals, pollution. Greed kills.

They are polluting their country and people. Sad.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 11:39 PM
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regardless of where the product is made, the employees at Foxcon still get paid. They are employed, which is far better than a lot of other people in the world who are not employed.

I do not believe anyone is holding a gun at the employees heads.



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 02:57 AM
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I have the same cell/mobile phone I had in 2001.......it rings I answer it, I talk a while and then it goes back in my pocket until it rings again......

That's all I need to keep in contact.....

I don't need GPS........

I can read a real book with pages.....

I can use a small pocket diary with a pen....

The list goes on.........

People, don't fall for all this indoctrination and brainwashing for something you don't even need...........soooooo sad..........................



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 10:01 AM
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Originally posted by magma
regardless of where the product is made, the employees at Foxcon still get paid. They are employed, which is far better than a lot of other people in the world who are not employed.

I do not believe anyone is holding a gun at the employees heads.


Common argument. Nobody is literally holding a gun to their head, but metaphorically, these people have no choice but to work there if they don't wanna die from starvation.
edit on 14-9-2012 by omarm1984 because: (no reason given)



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