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MacRumors
Mar 29, 2012, 08:43 AM
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Following his appearance (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/03/26/tim-cook-shows-up-in-beijing-reportedly-meeting-with-carrier-partners/) at the Xidan Joy City retail store in Beijing and meetings with Chinese government officials (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/03/28/apple-ceo-tim-cook-meets-with-beijing-mayor-chinese-vice-premier-during-visit/) earlier this week, Bloomberg now reports (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-29/apple-says-cook-visited-new-foxconn-plant-in-zhengzhou-china.html) that Apple CEO Tim Cook has also toured a new iPhone production facility in Zhengzhou, China.Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook visited Foxconn Technology Group's newly built manufacturing facility for the iPhone in Zhengzhou, China, as the U.S. company seeks to improve working conditions.

The iPhone production line is at the new Foxconn Zhengzhou Technology Park, which employs 120,000 people, Carolyn Wu, a Beijing-based Apple spokeswoman, said in an e-mail today. She didn't provide other details on Cook's visit or say how much longer he'll be in China after having held high-level talks in Beijing earlier this week.http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/03/tim_cook_zhengzhou_iphone_plant.jpg


Apple CEO Tim Cook tours Foxconn's new iPhone production line in Zhengzhou, China (Source: Apple)
China is a key location for Apple for a number of reasons, including its role in manufacturing and assembly, a desire to focus on expansion in the market there, and intellectual property issues. Cook's trip appears to be addressing most of these aspects, demonstrating continued concern over working conditions in its manufacturing partners' plants while also working to build relationships with key political and business figures in the country.

Article Link: Apple CEO Tim Cook Tours Foxconn iPhone Production Facility in China (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/03/29/apple-ceo-tim-cook-tours-foxconn-iphone-production-facility-in-china/)



mrxak
Mar 29, 2012, 08:47 AM
He's waving to iPhone Girl!

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=131040&d=1219301308

whooleytoo
Mar 29, 2012, 08:48 AM
He certainly seems to be making his own mark as CEO - rather than being lost in Jobs' shadow - good to see.

lavem
Mar 29, 2012, 08:51 AM
Great to see another stunning outfit Tim!

LaWally
Mar 29, 2012, 08:52 AM
Since he is now the public face of Apple, it's good to see him out and about. He seems just as ready to meet with premiers and executives as he does with customers and those on the manufacturing line.

lamina
Mar 29, 2012, 08:53 AM
Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4)

Place your hands together for the reality distortion field, Tim. Don't use the force in such a confined space.

LaWally
Mar 29, 2012, 08:53 AM
Great to see another stunning outfit Tim!

I would have gone with the blue. The yellow reminds me of a raincoat I used to have when I was 6.

GenesisST
Mar 29, 2012, 08:55 AM
Did he test the safety nets? :D

basesloaded190
Mar 29, 2012, 08:56 AM
Being a public figure for the company will only get more important as Apple continues to grow and is put more in the spotlight. Tim is going about this the right way.

dlastmango
Mar 29, 2012, 08:56 AM
Im willing to bet the yellow denotes him as being a person of importance. So when the employees see the amount of yellow they understand the significance of the person. Look at the other behind that just have a yellow hat and/or collar.

just my thoughts
Chris

HelveticaNeue
Mar 29, 2012, 08:57 AM
I would have gone with the blue. The yellow reminds me of a raincoat I used to have when I was 6.

Nah! Tim is a Lance Armstrong fan. The yellow matches his Live Strong bracelet.

Apple Key
Mar 29, 2012, 08:57 AM
I would have gone with the blue. The yellow reminds me of a raincoat I used to have when I was 6.

I would have gone with white, given that anodized aluminum may not have been available.

applesith
Mar 29, 2012, 08:59 AM
Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4)

Place your hands together for the reality distortion field, Tim. Don't use the force in such a confined space.

It's a TRAP!

LaWally
Mar 29, 2012, 09:00 AM
Im willing to bet the yellow denotes him as being a person of importance. So when the employees see the amount of yellow they understand the significance of the person. Look at the other behind that just have a yellow hat and/or collar.

just my thoughts
Chris

From Wikipedia:

Yellow, corresponding with earth, is considered the most beautiful color. The Chinese saying, Yellow generates Yin and Yang, implies that yellow is the center of everything. Associated with but ranked above brown, yellow signifies neutrality and good luck. Yellow is sometimes paired with red in place of gold.

Yellow was the color of Imperial China and is held as the symbolic color of the five legendary emperors of ancient China. Yellow often decorates royal palaces, altars and temples, and the color was used in the robes and attire of the emperors.

Yellow also represents freedom from worldly cares and is thus esteemed in Buddhism. Monks’ garments are yellow, as are elements of Buddhist temples. Yellow is also used as a mourning color for Chinese Buddhists.

daverso
Mar 29, 2012, 09:03 AM
Im willing to bet the yellow denotes him as being a person of importance. So when the employees see the amount of yellow they understand the significance of the person. Look at the other behind that just have a yellow hat and/or collar.

just my thoughts
Chris

Could be.

Do you think they probably had a black turtleneck version for steve?

lilsoccakid74
Mar 29, 2012, 09:10 AM
I would love to see one of them pull a regular 12 hour shift if that place.

skinnylegs
Mar 29, 2012, 09:10 AM
Everybody looks happy in the photo so obviously the workers are happy.

JHankwitz
Mar 29, 2012, 09:11 AM
I would have gone with the blue. The yellow reminds me of a raincoat I used to have when I was 6.

Colored uniforms are used as a standard to help identify who's who to workers. Just as US executives might wear a tie for identification, they dress everyone in different colors in Asia to show who holds what rank or where they fit in the grand scheme of things. Customers are the most important, so a full bright yellow jumpsuit would really make him stand out. Partial yellow uniforms would indicate customers of less rank or importance.

Many companies have adopted uniforms in the USA, often using the color of their embroidered names to identify their rank or position in the organization.

mentaluproar
Mar 29, 2012, 09:12 AM
Im willing to bet the yellow denotes him as being a person of importance. So when the employees see the amount of yellow they understand the significance of the person. Look at the other behind that just have a yellow hat and/or collar.

just my thoughts
Chris

I'm going to guess it was a safety issue. Tim isn't as familiar with the factory as an Foxconn employee. Because he's moving around the place, this make him more visible, and less likely to be run into, over, etc.

It's like tying a bell around a cat's neck so you don't trip on it.

kemo
Mar 29, 2012, 09:14 AM
He's waving to iPhone Girl!

Image (http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=131040&d=1219301308)

it's 3gs, isnt it?

skinnylegs
Mar 29, 2012, 09:14 AM
Hmmmm. The more I look at it, I'm pretty sure TC is giving absolution to the worker that first said, "working here sucks!"

ChrisTX
Mar 29, 2012, 09:15 AM
Everybody looks happy in the photo so obviously the workers are happy.

With the pictures showing the people of China scrambling to line up for work there I'd assume they're not too unhappy.

JHankwitz
Mar 29, 2012, 09:17 AM
I would love to see one of them pull a regular 12 hour shift if that place.

You can be sure that Cook's workday is always a lot longer than 12 hours, and a heck of a lot more stressful.

BJMRamage
Mar 29, 2012, 09:18 AM
very nice.

Whereas Steve Jobs was the Creative Mind CEO to think of all the "answers" and direction.

Tim Cook is the Strategic Mind CEO who understands the logistics of having supply chain and garnering respect in the new areas for Apple to hit.

this is a GREAT CEO train. rather than have another creative guru who the media would say he/she tries too hard to be like SJ.

ThunderSkunk
Mar 29, 2012, 09:26 AM
Yellow, corresponding with earth, is considered the most beautiful color. The Chinese saying, Yellow generates Yin and Yang, implies that yellow is the center of everything. Associated with but ranked above brown, yellow signifies neutrality and good luck. Yellow is sometimes paired with red in place of gold. ... Yellow also represents freedom from worldly cares...


Hm! I would have expected yellow to correspond to the sun, for the same reasons listed, since nearly every last culture throughout human history has placed the sun at its center (even anthropomorphized) as the eternal giver and maintainer of life. Very interesting.

rick98761
Mar 29, 2012, 09:41 AM
I would love to see one of them pull a regular 12 hour shift if that place.

I don't think its hard work, just extremely boring day after day.

tinman7162
Mar 29, 2012, 09:41 AM
Steve would have never worn such attire. He would have refused anything less than black. He would also never have allowed himself to be photographed visiting a manufacturer. Seeing him photographed at a manufacturing site would have killed the magical wonder the products have. Without photographic proof the products are thought to magically appear on the shelves around the world. Photographs kill the magic.

jroadley
Mar 29, 2012, 09:49 AM
Lilly Savage

That is all.

ChrisTX
Mar 29, 2012, 09:50 AM
You can be sure that Cook's workday is always a lot longer than 12 hours, and a heck of a lot more stressful.

Agreed, it has been said that he was always the first to work, and the last to leave.

miniroll32
Mar 29, 2012, 09:51 AM
<looks at photo>

What's Bill Gates doing at Foxconn?

holmstockd
Mar 29, 2012, 09:57 AM
makes you proud that apple with ALL that CASH hoarding not pressing congress to make laws favorable to bring in more jobs into this county then a country we will potentially have a cold war as is we have a trade war.

I know before you pounce and say that a corporation has a duty to the shareholders blah blah blah, lets consider if this country does not have many good jobs then we can not sustain buying those apple products.

And a company should and foremost support its native land. I have no issues with Nissan making cars in japan and selling here to support Japan, then Nissan has that obligation, but Apple with all that money you are hoarding, really? a drop in the bucket for the texas operation?

Please.

Reason077
Mar 29, 2012, 09:58 AM
<looks at photo>

What's Bill Gates doing at Foxconn?

Duh, he's inspecting the new Windows 8 Phone production line, of course!

I guess the Foxconn execs figured they'd kill two birds with one stone and stuck him on the same tour with Tim.

(If you look closely you can also just make out Steve Ballmer in the background)

Asclepio
Mar 29, 2012, 10:00 AM
whaT that gesture!? he remind me some german dude.

SeattleMoose
Mar 29, 2012, 10:00 AM
I am REALLY starting to like Tim Cook!!

gregburbidge
Mar 29, 2012, 10:03 AM
They should turn on a couple phones and take pictures of him.

He should also put the screen on a couple phones and sign the back, make some collectors items.

Schizoid
Mar 29, 2012, 10:03 AM
whaT that gesture!? he me remind me some german dude.

It's called, "waving." You should try it before you attempt to type.

Jaredly
Mar 29, 2012, 10:15 AM
makes you proud that apple with ALL that CASH hoarding not pressing congress to make laws favorable to bring in more jobs into this county then a country we will potentially have a cold war as is we have a trade war.

I know before you pounce and say that a corporation has a duty to the shareholders blah blah blah, lets consider if this country does not have many good jobs then we can not sustain buying those apple products.

And a company should and foremost support its native land. I have no issues with Nissan making cars in japan and selling here to support Japan, then Nissan has that obligation, but Apple with all that money you are hoarding, really? a drop in the bucket for the texas operation?

Please.

As much as I would love to have products made in america, it just is not logistically possible anymore. It would cost an insane amount of money to produce the products if they were made in the USA. IF another forum I think somebody estimated that it would cost apple about $1,000 to make each ipad. (This of course is not exact but and around 7.50 per hour and the fact that it takes about 50 man hours to create each ipad plus parts and shipping and store employees.) If the factory jobs came back to america and nobody was able to afford these new prices apple would fail, and factories, retail stores, and corporate offices would all close, causing even more jobs to be lost.

hkenneth
Mar 29, 2012, 10:32 AM
Hm! I would have expected yellow to correspond to the sun, for the same reasons listed, since nearly every last culture throughout human history has placed the sun at its center (even anthropomorphized) as the eternal giver and maintainer of life. Very interesting.

In traditional Chinese ideology, the sun is actually one of the mythical birds (phoenix?). There were nine of them but the rest eight eventually got shot down by a man called Kua Fu. Chinese think the sky is the center of the universe and recognize its emperor as the son of the sky. And since dragons are sacred living-beings in the sky, Chinese call themselves children of the dragons (Dovahkiin!:D)

Rothgarr
Mar 29, 2012, 10:38 AM
Im willing to bet the yellow denotes him as being a person of importance. So when the employees see the amount of yellow they understand the significance of the person. Look at the other behind that just have a yellow hat and/or collar.

just my thoughts
Chris

That's not a yellow collar. The guys is wearing a full yellow coat but there's someone else standing in front of him. As a result it kinda looks like a yellow collar.

Bheleu
Mar 29, 2012, 10:40 AM
From Wikipedia:

Yellow, corresponding with earth, is considered the most beautiful color. The Chinese saying, Yellow generates Yin and Yang, implies that yellow is the center of everything. Associated with but ranked above brown, yellow signifies neutrality and good luck. Yellow is sometimes paired with red in place of gold.

Yellow was the color of Imperial China and is held as the symbolic color of the five legendary emperors of ancient China. Yellow often decorates royal palaces, altars and temples, and the color was used in the robes and attire of the emperors.

Yellow also represents freedom from worldly cares and is thus esteemed in Buddhism. Monks’ garments are yellow, as are elements of Buddhist temples. Yellow is also used as a mourning color for Chinese Buddhists.

Makes sense, my wife tells me not to wear yellow as it attracts bees. Bees pollinate the plants, and therefore are attracted to the earth, life etc. Maybe I should wear yellow.

JHankwitz
Mar 29, 2012, 10:56 AM
makes you proud that apple with ALL that CASH hoarding not pressing congress to make laws favorable to bring in more jobs into this county then a country we will potentially have a cold war as is we have a trade war.

If you had to pay the extra cost for these products being made in the USA, you wouldn't buy them. End of story!

People vote for what they want with their checkbooks. If you're so hell-bent on having this stuff built in the USA, only buy products made here. If you don't buy USA made products, USA companies go out of business.

You may be too young to remember, but back in the 60's, RCA, Zenith, and Motorola were the largest TV manufacturers in the world. People started voting for TV's made outside the USA, and that changed everything. USA consumers decided where they wanted their TVs to be made, not the manufacturers.

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whaT that gesture!? he me remind me some german dude.

You really, really need professional help!

macchiato2009
Mar 29, 2012, 10:58 AM
now that Tim is taking care of chinese workers, let's hope that he'll care about Apple Retail employees too

superman23
Mar 29, 2012, 11:02 AM
As much as I would love to have products made in america, it just is not logistically possible anymore. It would cost an insane amount of money to produce the products if they were made in the USA. IF another forum I think somebody estimated that it would cost apple about $1,000 to make each ipad. (This of course is not exact but and around 7.50 per hour and the fact that it takes about 50 man hours to create each ipad plus parts and shipping and store employees.) If the factory jobs came back to america and nobody was able to afford these new prices apple would fail, and factories, retail stores, and corporate offices would all close, causing even more jobs to be lost.

i really doubt that. i don't think its the labor costs. The iPad bodies can be machined by highly automated machining centers with little human oversight except for a breakdown. The circuit boards are also assembled by machine. Not much is left except final assembly and I'm sure Apple has designed that to be very fast.

The problem is this iPhone plant mentioned has 120,000 workers. There is no where in the USA you're going to get 120,000 workers to come. just imagine how many thousands of people per day would quit or have to be hired/trained because Americans don't keep those kinds of jobs for long.

so you'd probably end up with 100 different plants around the country, costing Apple billions in real estate and duplicate machinery costs

and then there's health care...imagine the **** storm if apple didnt provide that, and it would be real expensive

weing
Mar 29, 2012, 11:28 AM
And the almighty said; " A biscuit and a cup of tea for All!"

Asclepio
Mar 29, 2012, 11:40 AM
He's waving to iPhone Girl!

Image (http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=131040&d=1219301308)

She an human being not an "iphone girl"

JHankwitz
Mar 29, 2012, 11:42 AM
now that Tim is taking care of chinese workers, let's hope that he'll care about Apple Retail employees too

If Apple retail has it so tough, why do I see so many of them woking in every store? In what way aren't they taken care of?

Bubba Satori
Mar 29, 2012, 11:45 AM
He certainly seems to be making his own mark as CEO - rather than being lost in Jobs' shadow - good to see.

Yes.
I know it's just a photo-op, but it's good to seem him doing differently.
Hopefully other things will change too.

Laird Knox
Mar 29, 2012, 11:52 AM
Terry Gou is a big fan of Star Trek. The yellow/gold shirts are the command staff. They kept the red shirts out of sight for the photo op.

juanm
Mar 29, 2012, 11:53 AM
Makes sense, my wife tells me not to wear yellow as it attracts bees. Bees pollinate the plants, and therefore are attracted to the earth, life etc. Maybe I should wear yellow.

I highly doubt you'd get to pollinate much if you wore that particular yellow outfit . :D

Drunken Master
Mar 29, 2012, 11:55 AM
Hm! I would have expected yellow to correspond to the sun, for the same reasons listed, since nearly every last culture throughout human history has placed the sun at its center (even anthropomorphized) as the eternal giver and maintainer of life. Very interesting.

Yep, but the North China Plain is a yellowish soil and the second largest river is the Yellow River, named because of its color from the yellowish soil that empties into its waters.

cvaldes
Mar 29, 2012, 11:57 AM
Im willing to bet the yellow denotes him as being a person of importance. So when the employees see the amount of yellow they understand the significance of the person. Look at the other behind that just have a yellow hat and/or collar.

just my thoughts
Chris
Nah.

If you look at other photos posted on the Bloomberg article, there are a number of people in the group who are also wearing the yellow coat. It's probably just means that he's a visitor. Yellow is a high visibility color and anyone wearing that jacket probably needs to be accompanied by someone in a white coat.

It's probably part of Foxconn's security policy. Someone wearing a yellow jacket should not be wandering around unsupervised.

adildacoolset
Mar 29, 2012, 12:04 PM
hmm, tim doesn't seem to be dropping his jaws and going like "What the hell do you think you are doing to these workers??!!!"

skoorbevad
Mar 29, 2012, 12:23 PM
I wonder how long Foxconn coreographed who was going to be doing what during his visit. I'm sure it was a lovely tour that presented nothing concerning.

Also:

China is a key location for Apple for a number of reasons, including its role in manufacturing and assembly, a desire to focus on expansion in the market there, and intellectual property issues.

Let's not beat around the bush. Dirt cheap semi-skilled labor, just like every other electronics manufacturer uses China for.

CFreymarc
Mar 29, 2012, 12:34 PM
He certainly seems to be making his own mark as CEO - rather than being lost in Jobs' shadow - good to see.

I can see why there is a lot of publicity for this. He needs to show he is in charge. Steve would make trips to Foxconn and other suppliers unannounced to catch them cold. There are times he dropped suppliers seeing a substandard crew work on the Apple supply chain.

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hmm, tim doesn't seem to be dropping his jaws and going like "What the hell do you think you are doing to these workers??!!!"

If this is getting so much publicity. I keep on wondering how much of a Potemkin Village this assembly line is compared to the ones that get most of the product out the door.

SockRolid
Mar 29, 2012, 12:35 PM
The Chairman of Lenovo, Liu Chuanzhi, said this less than two years ago:

We are lucky that Steve Jobs has such a bad temper and doesn’t care about China. If Apple were to spend the same effort on the Chinese consumer as we do, we would be in trouble.

May you live in interesting times, Mr. Liu.

woodbine
Mar 29, 2012, 01:09 PM
That's not a yellow collar. The guys is wearing a full yellow coat but there's someone else standing in front of him. As a result it kinda looks like a yellow collar.

Have a look at the actual article, seems several of the party are wearing below coats.

So my guess is yellow is the visitor's colour

mrxak
Mar 29, 2012, 01:11 PM
She an human being not an "iphone girl"

Woosh! (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=547777)

juanm
Mar 29, 2012, 01:25 PM
He's waving to iPhone Girl!

Image (http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=131040&d=1219301308)

You're a genius

http://i42.tinypic.com/33zd4qq.jpg

I took the liberty to choose this picture instead.

Navdakilla
Mar 29, 2012, 01:35 PM
Nice to see he's out and about visiting, increasing company moral I hope

lilsoccakid74
Mar 29, 2012, 01:37 PM
I don't think its hard work, just extremely boring day after day.

Except for no talking, eating, drinking, bathroom, etc.

I believe that this is 99% on China for allowing humans to be treated this way in the workplace, as Apples employees are no worse off than countless other employers there. Some claim they're even better, but I know I have seen worse. If Apple wants to stay on top, they need the same labor costs as other major companies.

The human body is not designed to be doing repetitive motion for that long, and the damages mentally as well as physically are massive.

SilianRail
Mar 29, 2012, 01:45 PM
Except for no talking, eating, drinking, bathroom, etc.

I believe that this is 99% on China for allowing humans to be treated this way in the workplace, as Apples employees are no worse off than countless other employers there. Some claim they're even better, but I know I have seen worse. If Apple wants to stay on top, they need the same labor costs as other major companies.

The human body is not designed to be doing repetitive motion for that long, and the damages mentally as well as physically are massive.China's low labor costs are their competitive advantage in the world. Sending them back to subsistence dirt farming is not doing them any favors.

blow45
Mar 29, 2012, 03:11 PM
Saluting the slaves...

newyorkguy
Mar 29, 2012, 05:04 PM
Tim Cook is looking at things.

SandynJosh
Mar 29, 2012, 05:36 PM
Im willing to bet the yellow denotes him as being a person of importance. So when the employees see the amount of yellow they understand the significance of the person. Look at the other behind that just have a yellow hat and/or collar.

just my thoughts
Chris

If Tim wanted respect, he's have chosen black with a cape and height-enhancing shoes. Maybe throw in a black helmet with a breath-filter.

Confusius
Mar 29, 2012, 08:56 PM
Tim Cook is looking at things.

It beats having to look at apples (http://kimjongillookingatthings.tumblr.com/post/19977891099/looking-at-an-apple) all day...

Well done Tim! Next stop: advocate responsible coltan mining in the DRC.

AbyssImpact
Mar 29, 2012, 09:12 PM
Am I the only one who does not see Bill Gates in that picture?

ThunderSkunk
Mar 29, 2012, 09:16 PM
Cool, intriguing stuff, thx for sharing your knowledge. My anthro studies have gone only so far east as India. Very neat.

And on a sour note, a big F U to the three tards that have no appreciation for anything beyond buying themselves toys. May your offspring choke on the batteries.

28monkeys
Mar 29, 2012, 09:49 PM
From Wikipedia:

Yellow, corresponding with earth, is considered the most beautiful color. The Chinese saying, Yellow generates Yin and Yang, implies that yellow is the center of everything. Associated with but ranked above brown, yellow signifies neutrality and good luck. Yellow is sometimes paired with red in place of gold.

Yellow was the color of Imperial China and is held as the symbolic color of the five legendary emperors of ancient China. Yellow often decorates royal palaces, altars and temples, and the color was used in the robes and attire of the emperors.

Yellow also represents freedom from worldly cares and is thus esteemed in Buddhism. Monks’ garments are yellow, as are elements of Buddhist temples. Yellow is also used as a mourning color for Chinese Buddhists.

So we should see Apple logo in Yellow next.

wisty
Mar 30, 2012, 12:41 AM
From Wikipedia:

Yellow, corresponding with earth, is considered the most beautiful color. The Chinese saying, Yellow generates Yin and Yang, implies that yellow is the center of everything. Associated with but ranked above brown, yellow signifies neutrality and good luck. Yellow is sometimes paired with red in place of gold.

Yellow was the color of Imperial China and is held as the symbolic color of the five legendary emperors of ancient China. Yellow often decorates royal palaces, altars and temples, and the color was used in the robes and attire of the emperors.

Yellow also represents freedom from worldly cares and is thus esteemed in Buddhism. Monks’ garments are yellow, as are elements of Buddhist temples. Yellow is also used as a mourning color for Chinese Buddhists.

Funny thing - "yellow" can also mean "pornographic".

littlehouse
Mar 30, 2012, 02:55 AM
With the pictures showing the people of China scrambling to line up for work there I'd assume they're not too unhappy.

Reporters would select the happiest picture from lots of unclear and unhappy pictures or those with distorted faces in such an occasion...

robertjones
Mar 30, 2012, 03:25 AM
It seems that tim cook wants to pay much attention to the working conditions of the partner facilities.

macchiato2009
Mar 30, 2012, 06:39 AM
If Apple retail has it so tough, why do I see so many of them woking in every store? In what way aren't they taken care of?

well i can ask the same about most minimum waged jobs...

how come that so many work for McDonald's ?

ChrisTX
Mar 30, 2012, 07:56 AM
Reporters would select the happiest picture from lots of unclear and unhappy pictures or those with distorted faces in such an occasion...

I read another story just moments ago, of Foxconn workers upset about shortened hours. Regardless of who is right or wrong, these people are getting paid what seems to be average for that part of the world. At least Tim is making an effort to make things right.