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I believe I'd quit my job before I killed myself over it. It sad this goes on in our world.
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    I believe I'd quit my job before I killed myself over it. It sad this goes on in our world.

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    this may sound odd...but this actually makes me not want an iPad.

    just bad karma.

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    Then you may want to steer away from a lot of products; not just Apple's. Foxconn is massive company with many contracts with many top companies. But even beyond electronics there are many products that are made in sub-par factories.

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    I love how it's the same people complaining about Apples business practices that complain about their prices.

    United Stated of Hypocrites if you ask me.

    Look at the poverty level in the US and you get very similar results.

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    11 in 100,000
    110 in 1,000,000
    11,000 in 100,000,000
    This makes about 27,500 suicides in the U.S. every year. Zeal, I really hope someone killing themselves isn't the source of your laughter. As for the question of paying higher prices, all of the companies involved make **** loads of money off near slave labor ($295 for 70 hours=$4.21/hour without 1 1/2 for 30) But Apple receives much much more being their prices are steep. I would expect such a superior company like apple would not use the same assemblers as everyone else. By the way apple speaks of their products you would think Angels crap them out. Its probably true about the rate, is about or below normal but it doesn't excuse China and its business practices. Believe me I'm no cow kissing tree huger but its sad. China needs the world. Does the world need China,really? In 10 to 15 years Chinas' baby boomers are seniors and cheap abundant labor goes bye-bye. What then?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eninety2 View Post
    I love how it's the same people complaining about Apples business practices that complain about their prices.

    United Stated of Hypocrites if you ask me.

    Look at the poverty level in the US and you get very similar results.
    Everyone is entitled to their opinion, that said, you sound very ignorant.
    Last edited by Oddphone; 05-25-2010 at 11:09 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    It's sad and unfortunate but life goes on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eortizr View Post
    interesting they use Dell Computers to test the ipads?
    they wont exactly use Macs, they are way too expensive and not flexible enough for factories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeal View Post
    In China work kills YOU
    Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
    In soviet russia, building jump off YOU
    my exact thoughts
    killall Terminal[]

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    Quote Originally Posted by AjBlue View Post
    Thats the main reason why almost everyone in the world is broke.
    Poorer countrys do jobs for way too less. and because of this and the improvements of transportation the u.s. is outsourcing tons of manufacturing jobs, causing people in the u.s. not make money due to no jobs. and to think all this because a few corperate big wigs want to make a quick buck.
    its always you are either really rich or really poor.
    I think the idea behind that is rich countries outsource manufacturing to poorer countries, thus building their economy. Eventually those once poor countries grow (think S. Korea) and begin to outsource to countries who are poorer still. Eventually everyone is poor, but not too poor, and socialism becomes moderately more practical.

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    didn't they hire psychologists to prevent this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauldanielash View Post
    Two more workers had also tried to kill themselves but survived.
    Fail.

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    Just imagine working there, surrounded by gadets you can't afford. Must be tempting to steal!! Maybe sell it and take 2 month off:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luppin View Post
    So Apple employs outrageously under-paid workers, AND sells their products for outrageously high prices?
    As expected you would blame Apple. I'm guessing you probably think Apple is the only one who does this. I'm sure you know that several companies move their products over seas to get built and then sold back to the U.S. for higher costs. Nahh you're prob still in that mentality of only Apple does all wrong and no one else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AjBlue View Post
    Thats the main reason why almost everyone in the world is broke.
    Poorer countrys do jobs for way too less. and because of this and the improvements of transportation the u.s. is outsourcing tons of manufacturing jobs, causing people in the u.s. not make money due to no jobs. and to think all this because a few corperate big wigs want to make a quick buck.
    its always you are either really rich or really poor.
    Consumers are at fault here too. We don't really NEED any of these products. They simply make our lives more convenient and enjoyable and we don't tend to think about the costs involved.

    Quote Originally Posted by hollow0 View Post
    As expected you would blame Apple. I'm guessing you probably think Apple is the only one who does this. I'm sure you know that several companies move their products over seas to get built and then sold back to the U.S. for higher costs. Nahh you're prob still in that mentality of only Apple does all wrong and no one else.
    The problem with this response is you are now justifying a bad practice with "everyone else does it". Who cares if everyone else is just as bad as Apple in this case? The point is, we don't want Apple to be... Apple is not competitively pricing a damn thing, either.

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    It's sad and unfortunate but life goes on.
    Not for the guy that just died.
    Last edited by sziklassy; 05-26-2010 at 07:06 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
    The problem with this response is you are now justifying a bad practice with "everyone else does it". Who cares if everyone else is just as bad as Apple in this case? The point is, we don't want Apple to be... Apple is not competitively pricing a damn thing, either.
    Wrong. I have not justified anything. It is completely wrong what they are doing and i'm sure Apple is looking in it. The point of my previous reply was to show ignorance of someone who always blames Apple for something and act like they are the only ones who would do such a thing. I never once justified or implied bad practices.

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    Is there a curse in Apple factories in China?
    Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
    PC runs the world
    Only because there cheap, not because there superior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeal View Post
    In China work kills YOU
    that's true for any country.

    the joke should have been: in china you kill work

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauldanielash View Post
    But while it would be easy to blame Apple for trying to cut its costs to the bone, do Western consumers really want to pay more for iPhones and iPads? If there is any blame in this tragedy, there is a lot of it to go around.
    Who said this? Did Apple say this or did you just add it to spice up the news? That line effectively calls us consumers heartless assholes.

    Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
    Only because there cheap, not because there superior.
    Umm 1. A Mac is a PC (PC=Personal Computer) 2. PC in the way you are referring to it (computers that run windows and Linux) are without a doubt superior to Macs they have better hardware for half the cost how is that not superior? $2000 Mac book pro with a Dual core CPU OR a Computer built for $1,200 with an i7 quad (or hexa) cpu (that means up to 12 processing threads) running a FAR superior Linux OS.
    Last edited by riku98523; 05-26-2010 at 07:12 PM.



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