Apple supplier Pegatron accused of bad working conditions, report inadvertently...

By Scorpus ¬∑ 10 replies
Jul 29, 2013
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  1. One of Apple's suppliers, the Taiwan-based Pegatron, has come under fire over working conditions at their factories employing around 70,000 workers. The US-based group that checks on a range of factories in China and neighboring countries, China Labor Watch, says that...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    In other news, Apple's quarterly numbers are in and they made $6.9 billion in profit last quarter. That's $214,027,777.78 every 67 hours.... if you're keeping track.
  3. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 253   +19

    Which BTW is a 24% decrease from the same quarter last year.
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Probably no correlation between falling profits and the manufacturer increasing workers hours and shortcutting industrial waste disposal...just coincidental.
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Plastic cheap iPhones.... the end is nigh.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    This is nothing new. All major corporations couldn't care less about anything or anyone. The only thing that matters is themselves and making money. They only appear to be concerned, nothing else.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Far from it. It's a good move on their part.
  8. OliTheG

    OliTheG TS Member Posts: 61   +27

    I just find it hilarious.$199-BOM-Virtual-Teardown-Reveals.aspx

    33 USD to make the case for an iPhone 5 being sold at a profit margin of about 400%

    So what will it be, 31?

    Fact of the matter, is that Apple already makes an extortionate amount of money for a poorly built product, and they could very easily drop 150 USD off the price and still be a ripoff.
  9. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Apple became popular when Jobs returned. He told people they had to have the latest Apple tech, because everything is perfect and the best. 3.5inch screen is the best. One button is the best. iPod is the best. iPad is the best because who-knows-why.

    The problem with that is, everyone believed it. ..And the problem with that is, Apple got themselves in a rut. In a tech world, something can be 'the best' (even if it was a lie) for at most a year. The product needs to change and adapt to remain relevant.

    iPhone 5, iPad mini, cheap iPhone. These all go against the entire mentality of the Apple lifestyle and are confirmation that everything said beforehand was a lie. The customers are being lied to, and they don't like that - see share prices and iPhone v Android numbers post the 5 and mini drop.
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    It'a changing world and Apple has to change with it. Apple products are far too expensive for what they offer and not everybody in the world has the money to waste on them. In fact Apple is not that obtuse not to realise that the vast majority of the world population fall into the lower/middle income bracket so by introducing a lower end phone to the world is a good move on their part. By covering all income sectors with their products they are able to sell a lot more devices. This is the way Samsung and others roll and soon Apple will be left for dead and not competing with them directly would be a mistake. Too hell with what Apple fans think about it, it's all about making money in this cut throat business and dog eat dog world of hi-tech. You snooze, you loose. I'm only suprised they didn't do this sooner.
  11. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Yup, I see your point, and agree with it totally. However, this is not the image Apple buyers bought into.

    Every single device is become more and more 'posh'. Gone is the plastic disgusting bulgy iPhone 3G, here is the new all-alum iPhone/iTouch. Gone is plastic Mac, hello unibody Macs.

    The only difference to this is the iPod lineup with their colours. However, they still retain the 'posh' aesthetic, only changing colours very slightly (nothing too extravagant).

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