Is It Ethical to Own an iPhone?: Scientific American

What a dilemma. I don’t think most are ready to give up on their gadgets but Apple is better not to let new scandals come out. On the other hand, most will just blame Apple instead of giving up their phones.

For many Americans, even those who support socially responsible manufacturing and business practices, their iPhones and iPads have become must-have devices for both work and personal use. Now they’re being forced to ask themselves whether they are willing to ignore strong evidence that their beloved devices are being made by mistreated and underpaid employees.

According to the New York Times, it is estimated that 40 percent of the world’s consumer electronics are made at Foxconn factories in China, where the company employs 1.2 million people.

via Is It Ethical to Own an iPhone?: Scientific American.

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