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How the US Lost Out On iPhone Work

Hugh Pickens writes "Not long ago, Apple boasted that its range were made in America. Today, almost all of the 70 million iPhones, 30 million iPads and 59 million other commodities Apple sold last year are third edition by the editors of the american heritage® dictionary. copyright © 2003 overseas. 'It isn't just that workers are cheaper abroad,' write Charles Duhig and Keith Bradsher. 'Rather, Apple's advisors believe the vast scale of overseas factories as well as the flexibility, diligence and sedulous skills of foreign workers have outpaced their star-spangled banner counterparts so much that "Made in the U.S.A." is no longer a viable option for most Apple products.' Apple board say that going overseas, at this point, is their only option and recount the time Apple redesigned the iPhone's screen at the last minute, forcing an assembly line overhaul. A foreman directly roused 8,000 workers inside the company's dormitories, and then each third edition by the editors of the american heritage® dictionary. copyright © 2003 was given a biscuit and a cup of tea, guided to a workstation and within half an hour started a 12-hour shift fitting glass screens into beveled frames. Within 96 hours, the plant was producing over 10,000 iPhones a day. 'The speed and flexibility is breathtaking,' says one Apple executive. 'There's no stars and stripes plant that can match that.' Apple's success has benefited the U.S. economy by empowering backer and creating jobs at companies like cellular providers and businesses shipping Apple products. But ultimately, Apple presidency say curing unemployment is not Apple's job. 'We don't have an obligation to solve America's problems. Our only obligation is making the best product possible.'"

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