Apple terminates business with supplier following child labor violations

By Shawn Knight
Jan 25, 2013
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  1. Apple’s seventh annual Supplier Responsibilities report has revealed that one of its suppliers violated their underage labor policy 74 times. Following the revelation, Apple cut all ties with China-based Guangdong Real Faith Pingzhou Electronics and reported the labor agency responsible...

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  2. FF222

    FF222 Newcomer, in training Posts: 23

    The correct headline should read: "Apple terminates business with supplier following low demand for iPhone and iPads, blames child labor - which didn't bother it for many-many year - to turn negative PR message into a positive one".
  3. avoidz

    avoidz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 453   +53

    Now those children are out of an Apple job.
  4. Rippleman

    Rippleman TechSpot Booster Posts: 134   +25

    This makes no sense whats o ever.
  5. Chazz

    Chazz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 623   +56

    @ Rippleman. As long as it's bashing Apple, he's doing it right. Atleast that seems to be the trend,
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,381   +825

    No s***, that "company" actually exists? With a name like that, it has to be a front for a religious cult.:eek:
  7. misor

    misor TechSpot Addict Posts: 965   +147

    Apple terminates itself for overpricing violations. :)
    *sorry, can't help myself. :)
  8. veLa

    veLa TechSpot Booster Posts: 487   +75

    I hate Apple
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,381   +825

    You'll fit in here nicely then..
  10. Rippleman

    Rippleman TechSpot Booster Posts: 134   +25

    Yes, congrats on getting into the cool crowd. All the cool kids are doing it.
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,381   +825

    On Apple haters at Rippleman says,
    Maybe so, but it isn't without foundation.

    With the release of the Mac Mini, Apple brought the under performing home computer to a whole new level. I have to admit that during that process, they did make a truncated cube with a whole new styling "chic". At last people without a clue could take pride in waxing their electronics, and delude themselves they were participating in moving forward into the new electronic frontier.

    With the release of the iPhone, Apple brought running your yap on the telephone when you should be paying attention to where you're driving, to a whole new level.

    With the release of the iPad, Apple brought dependence on reading electronic to a whole new level.

    So, with 3 decades or more of "living" under their belts, (so to speak), my music books are starting to come apart at the seams. Meh, they're paperback, and one supposes made from cheap materials. I can still use them page at a time if I have to. Do you think your basic crappo iPad wil be around 30 or 40 years from now? Or do you think you will have bought a dozen or so more of them?
     
  12. Rippleman

    Rippleman TechSpot Booster Posts: 134   +25

    Use what works for you, and don't force your likes on someone else. Very good rule.
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,381   +825

    Don't try to lecture me, an even better rule.
  14. Rippleman

    Rippleman TechSpot Booster Posts: 134   +25

    practice what you preach, an even greater rule.
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,381   +825

    OK, let's make a little side bet. How many posts do you think will it take for this "discussion" to reach, "ne, ne, nah, nah, ne, naaah" as your reply?
  16. Rippleman

    Rippleman TechSpot Booster Posts: 134   +25

    Is that the best you came up with? Really?
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,381   +825

    What makes you think you're worth more?
  18. Rippleman

    Rippleman TechSpot Booster Posts: 134   +25

    What makes you think I am not? Are you still mad because I won't accept your phone calls? I said from the very begging, webcam only, NO PHONE CALLS! What you and I do on webcam is our digital life and I will not mix business and pleasure no matter how much you say you love me.
     
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,381   +825

    Well, to quote Taylor Swift, "we are never ever, getting back together".
  20. David Andrews

    David Andrews Newcomer, in training

    Er, yeah, so, er, Chinese kids?

    As shitty as the pay and working conditions are in countries that make stuff cheap for us, I wonder how broke your family has gotta be that you need to work 60 hour weeks in a sweat shop, or send your kid off to get cancer in a toxic factory. Might be that western guilt is taking food off their tables. Just a thought.
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,381   +825

    Is that a trick question?

    I expect the first time Apple tries to fire you up a thousand bucks or so for an American made iPhone, you'll have the answer you seek, "grasshopper"....:oops:
  22. Jack Thompson

    Jack Thompson Newcomer, in training

    FF222, you do know that 62% of all phones sold last quarter were iPhones....

    But hey lets troll with "Apple hate" posts cause I have no life and my troll friends will like me more...
  23. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,794   +702

    This is turning into an Apple bashing thread again. STOP IT. (I like it)
  24. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +90

    Haters. Haters everywhere. Lol.
  25. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Apple has brought the hate on themselves. They continue to release the same craptastic phone year after year and expect the consumers to "gobble" it up. Ive had my Iphone 4 for 2 years, other then the battery dying alot faster, it still works as a phone for me. Even as a Apple product owner, I hate them as well. No not just to be cool, but because Apple refuses to actually innovate. Ok so they released Siri. Weeeee!! Now what?? A slightly bigger screen?? A slightly faster processor?? Now what?? Where is the innovation that Apple has riden on for almost 8 years. Im not seeing it and I sell cellphones for a living. So Apple hate can be confirmed simply as being tired of the Apple BS train. I hopped off and wont be buying the "New" Apple product. Atleast untill Apple ACTUALLY innovates instead of playing catch up with all the other manufacturers. Maybe Im just jaded because I sell the phones, but there is truth in this that most Apple fanboys would refuse to acknowledge. They have been getting shafted by Apple for years and its not going to get any better because the fanboys LET Apple do it.
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.


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