Profit ain’t everything, Mr. Jobs!

Posted: May 22, 2011 in Electronics, Tablet devices
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The insatiable demand for iPads rears its ugly head in China. Geeez…I wonder what the net cost of the product is, considering its retail price ($499 per unit, and up)?? A May 22 article on the blog “Mashable” brings up an interesting question: Would you be willing to pay a hundred bucks more (or so) if you knew the workers weren’t driven to such lengths that they commit suicide? No? Didn’t think so.

According to the article, Apple’s inspection team visited and “fully” inspected the buildings, production lines and “especially the workers’ dormitories.” Afterwards, Apple deemed the plant “approved” for manufacturing iPads. DISCLAIMER: I don’t begrudge Steve Jobs and all of Apple for making a profit, but at $335 a share (Friday’s close), You’d think they’d pay more attention to the manner in which their equipment is made.

Conscience matters.

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