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  •  Molex? You are clueless (6+ / 0-)

    Do you have the slightest freakin' idea what you're talking about?  Molex manufactures components (mostly cables and connectors) which find their way into virtually every computer or device on the market.  To single out Apple is like singling out Ford for making cars that roll on tires!

    As for the overseas production, yeah, it sucks.  It's evil.  It's how every computer and device on the market are produce.  Oh except the new Mac Pro, from Apple, which will be produced in the US.

    I think it's rather silly to single out Apple for worker abuses when they are the one tech manufacturer that has taken a step towards returning production to America.  Why don't we give Apple some credit for returning at least a bit of production to the US, and push other companies to follow?  How about pushing Apple to bring more production back to the US once they've optimized Mac Pro production?  

    Did you even know that Apple are now building an entire computer line in the US?  Or are you so juiced on your liberal scold spree that you didn't bother to think about it?

    Disclaimer:  I'm an Apple user since the 80s, but also have Dell products (monitors) and a few non-Apple tablets.  On Mac forums I'm usually the bomb thrower excorciating Apple's product decisions for their lack of environmental awareness.  Non-upgradable computers are terrible for the environment, and Apple is the biggest offender on this.  Now that the new Mac Pro has been neutered into a sealed box, this is the only upgrade kit you can get for a Mac:

    Mac Upgrade Kit photo macupgradekit_zps4a23699f.jpg

    Apple's fetish for thinner and non-upgradable/expandable is their soft underbelly.  These other things you bring up, they are criticisms of the entire tech industry, and when you single out one company, you miss the forest for the trees.  

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 12:33:53 PM PDT

    •  The emotional attachment to a corporation (0+ / 0-)

      is frankly...weird.

      You're acting like someone kicked your dog.

      "But the traitors will pretend / that it's gettin' near the end / when it's beginning" P. Ochs

      by JesseCW on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 04:44:51 PM PDT

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      •  You can call it weird, but it exists and is (0+ / 0-)

        extremely widespread and is nothing new.  There have been Apple vs Microsoft holy wars going on since the days of USENET, and looking at comments here people are just as dug in now as ever with their blind love or insane hatred of all things Apple.

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