Worlds Colliding: Apple called out during the debate.

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  1. soco macrumors 68030

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    Also, Samsung was directly mentioned by Governor Romney.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Not really.

    Just shows how well Apple is doing.
     
  3. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Apple is the most well known case of outsourcing. Mainly cause of Foxconn controversy.
     
  4. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    Like it or not outsourcing has been one of the reasons that Apple is able to sustain such amazing profitability. I think all of us have enjoyed watching Apple grow into one of the richest companies in the world so outsourcing can provide positive results in some cases.
     
  5. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Yea, I agree. But I also agree outsourcing has turned into an out of control monster. I can't even call my cable company CS without speaking to someone who is overseas somewhere in India.
     
  6. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    Honestly I can understand Indian phone support better than Ammmeeeerican phone support.

    You guys need to stop mumbling or use louder phones.
     
  7. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    There won't be anymore outsourcing when the dollar collapses. American labor will be the cheapest in the world.
     
  8. classicaliberal macrumors regular

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    One word: ubiquitous
     
  9. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    You are aware,that Apple coud easily produce here in America, and not suffer badly at all.

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    Not at all. I find it actually quite sickening to see a company like Aople not contributing to the county it owes its success to.
     
  10. astrorider macrumors 6502

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    How do you figure? Americans aren't going to work for $1.50-$2 an hour, and i cant see them making minimum wage but greatly out producing their Chinese counterparts.
    http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/the-ieconomy-how-much-do-foxconn-workers-make/
    :rolleyes: Apple' iphone 5 may single handedly increase US GDP by 0.5% and Apple supports a half million jobs in the US.
     
  11. macquariumguy macrumors 6502a

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    Sure, if someone would build all those component factories right next door, sometimes even on speculation.

    People focus on labor costs, but that's the least of the reasons why Apple has China building their gear.
     
  12. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    :rolleyes: Apple' iphone 5 may single handedly increase US GDP by 0.5% and Apple supports a half million jobs in the US.[/QUOTE]

    There are only 18000 people working for Appel in America.
    Using iOS developers as part of the number of jobs Apple craved is publicity pr fluff.
     
  13. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    Why would any serious business manufacture in America? Price would increase and quality would decrease. It would be a disaster.
     
  14. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    No, the only thing that would decrease slightly is PROFIT margin.
    Labour costs being the reason of higher prices is a myth.
     
  15. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    And why would a business willingly accept a smaller profit margin?
     
  16. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    That's why companies who outsource should be penalized, and throw who don't, rewarded. Force them to contribute to the infrastructure of the country they owe their success to.
     
  17. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, but in the meantime it's hard to put blame on players in a broken game.
     
  18. skunk macrumors G4

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    Apple increasingly owes its success to consumers outside the USA buying its products.
     
  19. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Apple makes it pretty clear how the breakdown is worked out.

    And then there are all the extra jobs that those jobs support, which Apple doesn't count.
     
  20. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    That's right, increasingly.
    But it owes its success and the fact they are even still in business, on its North American market.
     

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