Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Today's Fair Trade Update:Asian suppliers to Apple Inc have begun manufacturing a lower-priced version

(Reuters) - Asian suppliers to Apple Inc have begun manufacturing a lower-priced version of its hot-selling iPhone 4 with a smaller 8 gigabyte flash drive, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

The flash drive for the 8GB iPhone 4 is being manufactured by a Korean company, one of the people said Tuesday, declining to name the company. Apple currently sources its flash drives from Japan’s Toshiba and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics.

The sources declined to be identified because the information has not been made public.

Apple, which demands high levels of secrecy and security from suppliers and employees, declined to comment. Samsung also declined to comment.

South Korea a fully developed Asian nation’s minimum wage is about HALF of those in the USA.

In Shenzen, China where the IPODs are made, min pay is less than $200/month.

No hourly minimums are even listed



Martin Luther King memorial made in China

It is perhaps a fitting tribute to racial co-operation. However, the decision to outsource to China the carving of a new national memorial to Martin Luther King has raised eyebrows in the United States.


Unknown said...

Epa, made this one 3 weeks ago:


Anonymous said...

Love the inclusion of a moslem mosque in the commercial we're being force-fed. There are no Christian symbols and churches in this commerical for the Christian preacher that MLK was. But there are three separate frames with moslems prominently featured? Kind of strange, given that they had nothing to do with the civil rights movement and X forbid NOI members from attending MLK's march on DC.