Paying a tongue-in-cheek homage to this week’s launch of yet another addictive Apple product that will undoubtedly sell millions within the first day, I was inspired to create this graphic to display the seemingly fiend like behavior some people have towards Apple products.
While some would say it’s a wise move, others would say never admit to failure. Keeping in line with the ‘move to the beat of my own drum’ culture Apple has come to be known for, Tim Cook offers an apology for the failed map app that’s triggered an avalanche of complaints.
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After reading the comments regarding Tim Cook’s apology letter, I thought to myself,
what would Steve’s critique of Tim’s letter look like if he were still alive?
WHO IS ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE?
Should Apple, Sony, HP, Microsoft – or any of the numerous consumer electronic companies that use Foxconn as their supplier – be held responsible for their suppliers’ labor practices? Isn’t it ultimately the responsibility of that company and its country’s government to regulate and ensure its citizens are being treated fairly?
After months of growing scrutiny over its labor practices, Apple has agreed to implement reforms following an independent audit that discovered major violations in the sprawling Chinese factories that produce iPhones and iPads. The report, conducted by the Fair Labor Association, comes as Apple seeks to diffuse criticism about labor conditions at Foxconn following a rash of worker suicides and industrial accidents.
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