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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
reply to post by DarkSecret
You should know that FOXCONN also makes Sony Playstations, Amazon's Kindle, Microsoft's Xbox, and almost every brand of Microsoft-based PC/tablets out there. Thinking this is only an Apple problem is just plain ignorant.
Personally I applaud their decision to return assembly to the US, it's a major step in the right direction - INsourcing and not OUTsourcing. Let's get the momentum going, and we might see all phases of high-tech manufacturing return to our shores instead of Asian sweat-shops.
Originally posted by MastaShake
10 years ago people would have laughed in your face if you told them that apple was going to be so successful
Originally posted by 11235813213455
Aloysius the Gaul must be a Windows fanboy
while unions started out obviously for good reasons, it seems like more and more get out of hand with the expectations of unrealistic pay. not all, but some for sure.
Originally posted by boncho
Originally posted by khimbar
“Assembled in USA.”
Not made in. Parts will still be from China.
What minimum percentage has to be assembled in the USA for them to say that I wonder?
China has the largest supply of rare earths that go into manufacturing computer components. It's not surprising that they would still make them in there. Especially since China is cutting off the high volume REE exports.
The other thing, is the union problems stateside. Look at how GM had workers making the equivalent of $90/hour when the company was nose diving. At the same time, Toyota was paying on average of around $40/hour for a better product.
I believe in worker's rights, but if the unions get too pushy the companies bleed away any chance of survival.edit on 6-12-2012 by boncho because: (no reason given)