See Full Story
You don't have to search very hard on Apple.com to find the 2010 Supplier Responsibility Report, the company's internal audit of how workers are treated on the assembly lines at the overseas third-party companies making its Macs, iPhones and iPods. "Read about Apple's continuing commitment to social responsibility" says the link on the lower right-hand corner of the home page. The link might as well say, "We've seen how child labor scandals torpedoed Nike and Kathie Lee Gifford, and we have no intention of letting that happen to us."
The last paragraph is classic. Apple comes out with the report and the glass is half-full says the hack commentator. Hacking away some more: If Microsoft comes out with a report like this, the glass would be half-empty.
Oh my, how cleverly we spin the story. Microsoft doesn't even have a report!! And they're already being defended for being unfairly treated on a report that they've never conducted.
Very unprofessional writing, this article. Don't put it on your resume.
Its great that Apple was so forth coming. But really, I expect cheap labor from Acer or Dell. But Apple?? Could it be that is part of their quality problems? You know to pay a premium for Apple products and to hear about Apple's huge profits. It really makes me believe that I am being ripped off just a little when I read about these cases of child labor assembly my Apple products.
Congrats on a poor job of writing. Apple does it's own investigation, then it reports the results openly and you attack Apple. Are you really that stupid? The company needs to be commended for doing what all too many companies do not do. Apple should be lauded as a fantastic corporate citizen. Instead you misrepresent the story and the facts to make it anti-Apple. Why? Have you asked HP, Dell, M$, Gateway, Acer, HTC, Motorola, Palm what the results of their own studies were? Oh, that's right because they either wouldn't do it, or they would bury the results.
Your quote "We've seen how child labor scandals torpedoed Nike and Kathie Lee Gifford, and we have no intention of letting that happen to us." pretty much gives away your lack of journalistic integrity. Next time try looking at the big picture and report the real story.