Why Apple Doesn't Make the iPhone in America

The answer is pretty obvious, right? It's cheaper labor! But is that the only reason why Apple (and other companies) outsource its workforce to China as opposed to keeping them in America? No. There's more. The NY Times has an excellent report on why Apple ignores America when it comes to making the iPhone and how… » 1/22/12 10:00am 1/22/12 10:00am

Chinese Factory Workers Ask Apple for Respect and an Apology

Chinese factory workers have sent a letter to Steve Jobs and Apple hoping that the company will take notice of the harsh working conditions of factories and apologize to the workers for exposing workers to hexyl hydride, also called n-hexane. Hexyl hydride causes "sweaty hands and feet, sudden numbness in hands,… » 2/22/11 5:18pm 2/22/11 5:18pm