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15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 16, 2012, 19:45 killer_roach
^Drag0n^ wrote on Feb 16, 2012, 13:30:
Kinda getting sick of hearing outrage over labor conditions at Foxconn from people writing on MacBook Pros, or are on the waiting list to buy an iPad 3.

Cost of labor there IS ACTUALLY LOWER, people. One of the reasons manufacturers make products there rather than in Ohio.

On top of all that, this issue is just veiled geopolitical posturing, and it's getting old, tired, and lame...just like the Cuba travel ban.


They're closer to their raw materials, closer to their parts suppliers, and can roust a small army of engineers in the middle of the night to make a last-minute design change if so needed.

Even if the cost of labor was the same as in the US (and, depending on manufacturing processes, you could get pretty close to those numbers stateside - difference is we'd employ far fewer workers to do the job), there are still certain advantages to putting your factories in China.

(That being said, there have been concerns with the Chinese government lately that have started some of these contract manufacturers moving operations to Mexico...)
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