>buying apple products.
meanwhile samsung is made by pure healthy korean qts that love their job
they even kiss every phone before shipping :3
suicides are so common that they literally put nets everywhere so people can't jump from buildings
is foxconn still making iphones?
>Although the number of workplace suicides at the company was large in absolute terms, the rate is still low when compared to the rest of China. (However, the country has a high suicide rate with over 20 deaths per 100,000 persons.) In 2010, the worst year for workplace suicides at Foxconn with a total of 14 deaths, the total employee count was a reported 930,000 people. The average workplace suicide rate for Foxconn that year was 1.5 per 100,000 making it well below the national average suicide rate (around 7% of the national average).
>In Samsung’s Gi-Heung and On-Yang semiconductor plants, at least 26 employees were diagnosed with blood cancer, a total 193 person got sick with cancers or rare terminal diseases.  Initially Samsung denied being responsible for the illnesses. Although Samsung is known to disfavor trade unions, these sick workers organized in the group SHARPS (Supporters for the Health And Rights of People in the Semiconductor Industry). A crowd funded movie named Another Promise was produced in 2013 in order to depict the fight for compensation of the victims, as well as a documentary named The Empire of Shame. In May 2014, Samsung offered an apology and compensation to workers who got ill. The quarrel is still ongoing, as the number of sick and dead employees is still rising.
nice astroturfing though
really well fucking done
that lady is probably dead by now
Apple makes huge profits, so they could afford to provide better working conditions.
Does IBM even still make consumer electronics?
Other phone manufacturers like Nokia produce in countries like India, where worker rights are (slightly) better.
Also, since apple is one of the biggest companies and one of the wealthiest not only can they afford to pay the workers properly and provide them better working conditions but if they wanted to, they could charge much more for their shinny metal toys. Apple fags only buy them as status symbols anyways.
I've never purchased or owned any Apple products, but if there is one thing I don't care about, it's the treatment of the workers who make my stuff.
If it's reasonably-priced and of good quality, I'm happy.
That's just how capitalism works.
When you're on the stock market you are required by law to maximize profits.
Squeezing your workers for the last few shekels is what shareholders demand.
>Try to find a phone that is made in a western country without slave labor
>lol not available in America yet
However, the situation with Apple is pretty amusing if you think about it. Their profit margins are extremely high, they cater to wealthier and presumably more socially concerned clientele, and then they turn around and pay their workers shit. Ripping off those college kids and cheating them out of a sense of moral superiority.
It's right at the top of the page you mong
Nobody expects Apple to fix all of China's problems.
But caring about your own workers is the least you can expect from a company.
If not out of moral grounds, then at least to improve build quality (which, coincidentally, is has gone down the shitter on all Apple products)
I posted a quote earlier that Foxconn had extremely low suicides compared to the rest of China, and then when there was a spate of suicides they installed nets to catch people.
Where's the evidence that they were forced to work 18 days in a row, maybe they wanted to for the overtime?
This shit pisses me off so much.
Chinese workers, employed by a Chinese company, in China, and somehow this is Apple's fault.
Don't think for a second I'm defending Apple, this applies to any company that outsources it's labor to Asia, so fucking most of them.
How is it our responsibility to police working conditions in these countries? Where is the Chinese government in all this? Where are the owners and operators of these slave factories?
When people get angry at companies for 'using slave labor', is anyone pressuring the governments of these countries who actually have the power to end corruption and clean up the system?
Why is fucking Tim Cook made to apologize when whoever operates these factories gets to keep their slaves?
>shit happening at foxconn gets exclusively blamed on apple
It's like I'm in 2010 again.
You guys, along with the "enjoy ur 2000 dolla facebook machine XD" please do us a favor and remove yourselves from this board. 9gag is more suited to your tastes anyways.
>Bleeding heart libtards cry about Apple and Foxconn
>Continues to use other Chinese products which were made by Foxconn or some other company which is just as bad, if not worse.
well then it sure would be comical if you were to start dying from a painful terminal illness, wouldnt it... here's to that happening *clink*
This is old ass news. Everything is made in fucking china anyways.
OK so I have a mid 2011 iMac 27" and its getting sluggish and pissin me off lately. I've cleaned up files and whatnot but it still sucks. It was so fast when I first got it. I just ordered 16GB of extra RAM so maybe that will end this. Any other tips?
I work a shitload in Adobe CC (PS, AI, ID, LR, DW, and AE)
People getting upset about this shit pisses me off.
I don't see any abuse happening at all, just some fucking people sleeping during a break which is totally normal.
Oh god they aren't stimulated by monotonous soul crushing repetitive motion, who the hell wouldn't get tired???
Not just that. All other companies exploit workers in some way. Especially those who make your really nice $89 polo shirt. Not sure why Apple is being singled out. I guess being the largest company it's about ganging-up on the big guy.
I'm glad Apple will investigate and fix things. I hope this means Chinese workers get paid the same as American workers with and at have at least the same conditions. Otherwise, why would our country bother doing business with countries who routinely abuse human beings? Just stop trade with China.