While the conditions arent great in the factory Apple contracts to manufacture its products, Apple doesn't own that factory, nor are they a part of, nor expected to know, the working practices and conditions. Also, while it may be true that Apple could find a new company to manufacture its products, this may take a great deal of time and/or revenue, since they are likely bound by a contract. Apple likely took bids on who would manufacture their products, and this company just happened to be the lowest bidder; US companies do this ALL THE TIME, especially cities/counties that use private owners to bus children to/from school. Let me put it this way...If you owned a company that manufactured something, and you decided to contract out the manufacturing process, are you going to take the lowest bid, or will you pay a premium for better working conditions. The more important question is this: how would you even know the real working conditions of a potential factory, since any company wanting to take the business is going to make it look good, both on paper and in person; that is until you're not looking. Yes, Apple now has a dilemma, because people want better conditions for these people, but just remember this...those people choose to work in the environment they work in; Apple just needs to decide if they want to take work away from people who need it. You see, you people say you care about those who work under these conditions, but you expect Apple to snatch their business away from them, possibly putting people out of work. Just don't forget, Apple's products already cost a pretty penny, and if a change in manufcturer costs them, you can believe it will cost the consumer. The choice is yours now: do you continue to demand apple (potentially) cause these people to become unemployed, just to appease the bleeding hearts, or do you leave Apple to mind their business, let these people keep keep their wages, and worry about cleaning up the dirt swept under your own rugs?
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