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(MacRumors)   Apple is finding out that relying on just one country to produce your goods isn't exactly the best strategy after all   (macrumors.com) divider line
    More: Murica, Capacity utilization, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Foxconn's main iPhone factory, fourth quarter, Pro Max shipments, lengthy shipping delays, Political News forum, iPhone  
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827 clicks; posted to Business » on 30 Nov 2022 at 3:50 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-30 2:40:09 PM  
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2022-11-30 2:52:37 PM  
FTA:" Kuo today said iPhone production at the factory in Zhengzhou has been "significantly affected" by the protests over unfavorable working conditions, "


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Does Apple hate free speech in China?
 
2022-11-30 3:37:34 PM  
It's going to be a lot more than just Apple.
 
2022-11-30 3:58:24 PM  
I'm sure they're wiping away the tears with thousand dollar bills from the profits they've generated so far.
 
2022-11-30 4:05:35 PM  
Maybe they should have looked at alternative suppliers when Foxconn started installing nets on their building to catch the jumpers.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/may/28/foxconn-plant-china-deaths-suicides
 
2022-11-30 4:25:12 PM  
They should have been prepping for this years ago after all the industrial espionage was happening.
 
2022-11-30 4:32:35 PM  
Lowest carbon footprint though (particularly if you're one source is local)
 
2022-11-30 4:40:18 PM  

groppet: They should have been prepping for this years ago after all the industrial espionage was happening.


after? guarantee it is still happening
 
2022-11-30 4:50:40 PM  
It turns out corporations aren't so great at the 'long term planning' or the 'protecting against calamity' things.
 
2022-11-30 4:58:19 PM  
Nobody said smartphones were a long-term solution.
 
2022-11-30 5:03:20 PM  
All the "experts" in this thread should note that Apple has been increasing their production in India for a few years now.
 
2022-11-30 5:05:16 PM  
The real problem is not so much about how many countries, but how politically stable those countries are. Ten years ago, it must have been hard to think that China would experience political instability in a serious way.

I was going to make a point about democratic elections, but then we can also look at the UK and what they've voted themselves into, so I'm not sure if that point would have a whole lot of validity.
 
2022-11-30 5:21:18 PM  

Arkanaut: The real problem is not so much about how many countries, but how politically stable those countries are. Ten years ago, it must have been hard to think that China would experience political instability in a serious way.

I was going to make a point about democratic elections, but then we can also look at the UK and what they've voted themselves into, so I'm not sure if that point would have a whole lot of validity.


Are you trying to be funny?
 
2022-11-30 5:34:47 PM  

chitownmike: Arkanaut: The real problem is not so much about how many countries, but how politically stable those countries are. Ten years ago, it must have been hard to think that China would experience political instability in a serious way.

I was going to make a point about democratic elections, but then we can also look at the UK and what they've voted themselves into, so I'm not sure if that point would have a whole lot of validity.

Are you trying to be funny?


I dunno, are you?
 
2022-11-30 6:12:12 PM  

mistahtom: Nobody said smartphones were a long-term solution.



they are kids toys.  not real computers with real operating systems.
 
2022-11-30 6:13:06 PM  
no one loves communist chinese labor more than merican capitalists.
 
2022-11-30 7:39:48 PM  

baron von doodle: Maybe they should have looked at alternative suppliers when Foxconn started installing nets on their building to catch the jumpers.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/may/28/foxconn-plant-china-deaths-suicides


The bouncy fun nets are there are employee experience enrichment. It's like a pizza party but more.
 
2022-11-30 7:49:55 PM  
How many "good" people own phones made in slave factories you think?

If your answer was "all of them including me" you're correct and have 1 point.

Now, what are you going to do about it?

If your answer was "jack shiat except buy another one maybe" you're two for two!

Now for the bonus round...

How farked is our society on a scale of 1-10?

If you answered "11,000", you've scored two bonus points.

Everyone with at least 3 points gets a free slavephone, er, iphone cover.
If you got all 4 points, you've been entered into a drawing where the winner will receive a free year of slavetunes! fark I keep doing that, sorry. A free year of iTunes!
 
2022-11-30 8:20:06 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: It turns out corporations aren't so great at the 'long term planning' or the 'protecting against calamity' things.


Don't worry, they're totally on top of this climate change thing. We can trust them. Totes.
 
2022-11-30 11:45:52 PM  

Linux_Yes: mistahtom: Nobody said smartphones were a long-term solution.


they are kids toys.  not real computers with real operating systems.


Unlike the LIBREM5 AMIRIGHT WHO'S WITH ME
 
2022-12-01 9:28:01 AM  

dyhchong: Linux_Yes: mistahtom: Nobody said smartphones were a long-term solution.


they are kids toys.  not real computers with real operating systems.

Unlike the LIBREM5 AMIRIGHT WHO'S WITH ME


Moble OSs are not able to multitask numbnuts..

Therefore not a real OS by definition.
 
2022-12-01 10:39:49 AM  

BlazeTrailer: Lowest carbon footprint though (particularly if you're one source is local)


Until the goods are shipped by truck to the port, loaded on a container ship that burns bunker fuel all the way across the Pacific, and then loaded on a diesel-burning freight train to a depot, where they're loaded on a truck to get to the store you rode your bike to, so you can feel good about the smaller carbon footprint.
 
2022-12-01 10:55:31 AM  

ArkPanda: It's going to be a lot more than just Apple.


It already is and has been. A lot of these "supply chain disruptions" are a direct result of China's zero covid policy and the inevitable backlash to it. Generally speaking, if you go to a store and a shelf is out of stock of a particular product for months on end, that's the reason. This even affects products you wouldn't normally associate with China. I tried to find magnesium citrate recently and it was gone from the shelves everywhere, due to a five month old recall.
 
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