China riot= Will it affect iPhone 5 supply?

DBZmusicboy01

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I hope not....I hope apple pays those poor people more money
I mean think about it
they are working over 16 hours and are paid so so little
Because of they being so exhausted that is why many iPhone 5's are having problems with the display or scuffs because apple wants to be greedy and cause all this mess and just like with Apple maps...because they don't want to be with google they make a horrible app and same with they suing Samsung because they are jealous of the S3...but yes the iPhone 5 is an awesome phone but for Apple being an almost trillion dollar company they are sure very selfish... This is the truth.
 

fins831

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China censors the press, and their online social media groups...they have an army of police there already....

Lets be honest, this is communist China, not democratic America where you can break a law and have the police turn the other cheek....this will not affect anything, only thing that will would be a natural disaster.

China doesn't mess around.
 

darster

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Considering the plant makes back plates, and it's not the assembly plant, it probably will not cause any issues in the short term. They probably have millions produced. If it was at the assembly plant, then you might have considerable delays.
 

Fernandez21

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I don't think the problem is pay, while it may seem so little to us, to them it's a very decent wage. The problem is the working conditions and the long hours. Also, Foxconn is the one responsible here, not apple. You can argue apple is contributing to the problem by continuing to use their services, but they are not the only ones.
 

darster

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When you have guard towers at your place of work, you realize it's not a place of employment, but a labor camp.
 

flameproof

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I hope not....I hope apple pays those poor people more money
I mean think about it
they are working over 16 hours and are paid so so little
A few errors. Nobody works 16 hours a day in those factories, because:

China has very strict labor law that governs overtime (new labor laws of 2008)
Small factories can maybe cheat, large ones can't. They are too much in focus.
Foxconn pays OVER the market average, not 'little' at all.
 

JS82712

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I hope not....I hope apple pays those poor people more money
I mean think about it
they are working over 16 hours and are paid so so little
Because of they being so exhausted that is why many iPhone 5's are having problems with the display or scuffs because apple wants to be greedy and cause all this mess and just like with Apple maps...because they don't want to be with google they make a horrible app and same with they suing Samsung because they are jealous of the S3...but yes the iPhone 5 is an awesome phone but for Apple being an almost trillion dollar company they are sure very selfish... This is the truth.
I dont care what happens there, as long as I get my phone.
 

Big.Mac.Daddy

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When you have guard towers at your place of work, you realize it's not a place of employment, but a labor camp.
Well... I'd rather be at a labor camp than here:


So please people... a little perspective on what crimes against humanity we should be focusing on :rolleyes:

Starving children >>> Workers who have high paying jobs for their country with shelter, clean food, water, and air conditioning.
 

darster

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Well... I'd rather be at a labor camp than here:


So please people... a little perspective on what crimes against humanity we should be focusing on :rolleyes:

Starving children >>> Workers who have high paying jobs for their country with shelter, clean food, water, and air conditioning.
Just because you have a high paying job for "your country" doesn't mean it's a high paying job when it's still low compared to the rest of the developed world. And yes, China is a developed nation with a higher percentage of college educated people than the US. Food isn't cheaper there. Fuel isn't cheaper there. Cars are not cheaper there. iPhones are not cheaper there. It's a global market. It just means you are poor, not dirt poor. And educated people figure out quite quickly, being poor is not acceptable.
 

Big.Mac.Daddy

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Well... I'd rather be at a labor camp than here:


So please people... a little perspective on what crimes against humanity we should be focusing on :rolleyes:

Starving children >>> Workers who have high paying jobs for their country with shelter, clean food, water, and air conditioning.
Just because you have a high paying job for "your country" doesn't mean it's a high paying job when it's still low compared to the rest of the developed world. And yes, China is a developed nation with a higher percentage of college educated people than the US. Food isn't cheaper there. Fuel isn't cheaper there. Cars are not cheaper there. iPhones are not cheaper there. It's a global market. It just means you are poor, not dirt poor. And educated people figure out quite quickly, being poor is not acceptable.
You're not seriously trying to argue that starving children in the world shouldn't be the #1 priority over ANYTHING else :confused::mad::(

I get that Foxconn workers are not in the best situation by any means, but at least they are not starving to death. Two TOTALLY separate levels of priority to deal with.