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Mr. Roques
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Mr. Roques   5/28/2011 12:24:07 PM
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Apple has created a 'problem' in the sense that they are expected to release new products every couple of months (Mac experts predict the release dates to the day and week). 

In that sense, falling behind because of supply issues is critical. 

Should Apple try to get out of those cyclical release dates? 

honkj
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really a problem? or one of media?
honkj   5/25/2011 12:54:26 PM
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is there really a problem at foxconn?  or really a problem with media fanning ignorance on the subject?

for instance,  Foxconn has always had a suicide rate that is 1/3 to 1/2 that of every single city and manufacture in the US... let alone everywhere else...

how exactly are you classifying that as a problem?   should foxconn come "up" to the standards of the US and encourage a greater suicide rate???

do you see how you misinterpreted the suicide "problem"????

and accidents,  Foxconn has had two to three major accidents in the last 10 years....

this rate is 1/2 that of every other manufacture in the US...   

so should Foxconn come up to the standards of the US and encourage more accidents?

do you see how far off you are in your typical media blindness?

 

TaimoorZ
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Re: Re : Apple Has a Foxconn Problem
TaimoorZ   5/24/2011 9:31:46 AM
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I think an important aspect here may be the differences between labor laws amongst various countries. Foxconn, being a Chinese company, is required to adhere to labor laws in China. Obviously, the laws there are considerably less stricter than in countries like US. So, while incidents like the explosion in the factory might be a serious crime and violation of labor laws in US, Foxconn might get away with it as per Chinese laws.

jbond
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jbond   5/24/2011 7:44:37 AM
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It is always sad to hear about accidents. This is a major problem that both Foxconn and Apple need to fix. They might not get their plants set up to U.S. standards, but they need to address the more serious ones to help prevent anymore loss of life. On top of these current issues, Apple is already seeing supply problems resulting from the Japanese fallout. If some of their production is shut down even for a couple of days, Apple's supply chain could get put further behind.

Anna young
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Anna young   5/24/2011 7:00:00 AM
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It is sad to hear about incidents of this nature. I hope Apple consider the potential implications of the incident and ensure it acts on its assurances to its customers and shareholders by getting"closely involved in how suppliers and contractors treat employees".

Dave Sasson
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Dave Sasson   5/24/2011 6:06:07 AM
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At the moment, I don’t believe the current and past incidents at Foxconn will have an immediate effect on the demand for Apple’s products, but as more of these incidents of poor working conditions continue to arise at the Foxconn facilities, it may become problematic.  I haven’t noticed the competition using these incidents against Apple…yet.


elctrnx_lyf
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elctrnx_lyf   5/23/2011 3:05:57 PM
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I don't think this will affect the image of Apple and their products till both Foxoconn and Apple together are found guilty by the external investigating authorities. But definitely this incident is more serious than the employee suicides and it should be investigated and stern action needs tabe taken against the Foxconn management.

bolaji.ojo
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bolaji.ojo   5/23/2011 1:22:20 PM
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@Tirlapur, Foxconn is innocent unless proven guilty and investigations are continuing into this tragedy. In the past, the Chinese government did not hold Foxconn liable for disasters at its facilities, including the suicides of some employees. Perhaps there will be no criminal culpability for Foxconn but the company is getting a black eye from events like this and it needs to make sure this does not happen again. So does Apple.

seel225
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Apple Has a Foxconn Problem
seel225   5/23/2011 12:42:37 PM
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It is very sad to hear that the explosion at a factory that produces iPads was caused by 'combustible dust'. It was not a major accident but it could have been more dangerous, atleast from now Foxconn and Apple has to make sure to improve the working conditions in China.If Apple wants to be the biggest brand in consumer electronics,they should also have extra more responsibility towards the working conditions for the workers in China. If this incident makes Ipad2 production little bit delay but no one can bring back the workers who lost their lives. 



tirlapur
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Re : Apple Has a Foxconn Problem
tirlapur   5/23/2011 11:38:12 AM
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"Foxconn has not been charged with any labor violations, but incidents like these are damaging to the company"

Bolaji,

 I totally agree with you that incidents like these are damaging to the the company. Surprised to know that Foxconn has not been charged with any labor violations, is it because government is going soft on this issue ?





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