From the link you posted above, I found a list of iPod and iPhone products that are made with some leather, but none of them were Apple-branded. There may only be a couple of real Apple, leather products out there, and those are probably some sort of iPod sleeve that they used to sell. And things like that may be fake. Apple sells other products in their stores to provide a compatible and healthy environment for their customers. If you want people to use your products, they are going to want to add on to them in one way or another, which is where software and other accessories comes in. Some of Apple's partners make leather products, so Apple has to sell them as part of a deal, I'm sure. Are you going to shun their computers because Apple has to conduct business with other companies? That's a terrible reason to avoid buying an iPod or Mac.
I'd bet Apple could care less about leather, and as I said, they may sell some of those products because their business partners ask them to. Apple focuses on bringing the user the best experience they can, which is what OS X is about. Nothing to do with leather here, really. If you have problems with this, then you probably will never be able to buy any product on the market. I'm inclined to doubt that you care about what OS you are using or what your computer can do.
And two things:
1. Steve Jobs (Apple's CEO and co-founder) has been known to be a vegan/vegetarian/pescetarian, depending on what he feels like I suppose.
2. Many scientists believe that red meat allowed our ancestors to develop the powerful brains that we use today. One could argue that without it, humanity would be less advanced and intelligent. This would mean that Apple and every other company out there, and the geniuses behind them all, would not exist in the same way they do today. This discussion would not be taking place at all if this was the case. Just saying.
You don't have to buy Apple products, but if you do, buy them because you want to use them, not because they are "leather-free".
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