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[El Reg] 40,000 Apple fanbois demand ethical iPhone 5

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Originally Posted by The Register .co .uk 
Favourite aggregator of anti-corporate campaigns, SumOfUs, has started a petition calling for an "ethical" iPhone 5, and has already garnered more than 40,000 signatures.

The emotive petition paints a picture of a young girl in a Chinese factory being steadily poisoned by the use of n-hexane, promising that the neurological damage will see her out of a job and on the streets within a few years. It's a call that no one could ignore, and will likely attract the target of 50,000 names pretty soon.

But it's a picture Apple would – and does – dispute. Apple monitors its suppliers, and publishes an annual report detailing everything from failure to wear ear plugs to excessive aluminium dust in the air (the latter being responsible for two, separate, explosions in the last 12 months). Many of the abuses came to light though Apple's own auditing, and the CEO Tim Cook has been busy writing to all the company's employees to remind them how much Apple cares.

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All Apple has to say is, "It's ethical." Presto, they will sell more iphone 5's than there are people on Earth.
    
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That is a sad story. Unfortunately, it's all too common in countries that depend heavily on manufatcuring. China doesn't exactly have OSHA or civil rights for that matter. As long as the labor's cheap and the product turns a profit, companies INCLUDING APPLE will do little to change that. Maybe I'm just a touch too cynical but that's what experience dictates.
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Originally Posted by Oedipus View Post

All Apple has to say is, "It's ethical." Presto, they will sell more iphone 5's than there are people on Earth.

Apple mind tricks?

*Waves hand slowly*
"There is nothing unethical here."
"It is not the droid you are looking for."
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Originally Posted by Oedipus View Post

All Apple has to say is, "It's ethical." Presto, they will sell more iphone 5's than there are people on Earth.


Now introducing the NEW iphone 5! Same look as Iphone 4 but more ethical!
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Apple mind tricks?
*Waves hand slowly*
"There is nothing unethical here."
"It is not the droid you are looking for."

Funny that you said "droid".... because some Android phones are made at the same city-factories.
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They will still sell like hotcakes if they aren't "ethically" made. Are all the other brand's phones ethically made?
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I agree with the above post about "if they say it's ethical :- people will buy it." Look at the "trauma" when Steve died. No one knew him, but millions went out to streets and Apple stores and lit candles etc. and were crying. Why?

He is a shrewd business man who would do anything to make more money (reading his half autobiography/ biography) confirmed this. Woz wanted to give his computer chips away for free. Steve made him sell them for hundreds of dollars. I still think Steve has left a legacy at Apple with everyone crowding round the table at the end of the day to see how many more millions or billions they make. It would make them happier if they even had one cent more on the pile. And hence they pay their workers next to nothing :- to make the figure that little bit bigger. This also applies to contracts. Contractors A) are greedy or B) don't get paid enough by Apple to pay decent wages.

Probably the latter.

If anything is connected to Apple, people will buy it no matter what. It is a sad fact of today's society. And something must be done.
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These same 40,000 will buy the new iPhone when it comes out, even if it is wrapped in the skin of these poor workers.
They would also be the first to balk at a price increase for the "ethical" iPhone.

And it is not just Apple, most all electronics are made in these type places (Foxconn, they make probably 1/2 the computer motherboards out there).
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I wonder if those same 40,000 "fanbois" would be happy with paying 25-50% more for their next iDevice. If you want to know who is really at fault here then look no further than us, the consumers, whose insatiable demand for cheaper, better and newer electronic toys drives this buisiness model.

Oh, and don't think it is just Apple doing this; in an effort to compete in the current market a lot of companies have turned to cheaper production abroad, where worker safety takes second place to lower costs. I actually tried to find an electronic / electrical item, any item, in my house the other day that was made in a Western country. I failed.

Personally I would be glad to pay more for something that was built to last by people who were happy and safe.
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