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    Article in the NY Times: How U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work

    Apple's executives believe the vast scale of overseas factories as well as the flexibility, diligence and industrial skills of foreign workers have so outpaced their American counterparts that "Made in the U.S.A." is no longer a viable option for most Apple products.

    Apple executives say that going overseas, at this point, is their only option. One former executive described how the company relied upon a Chinese factory to revamp iPhone manufacturing just weeks before the device was due on shelves. Apple had redesigned the iPhone's screen at the last minute, forcing an assembly line overhaul. New screens began arriving at the plant near midnight.

    A foreman immediately roused 8,000 workers inside the company's dormitories, according to the executive. Each employee 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," the executive said. "There's no American plant that can match that."

    Similar stories could be told about almost any electronics company ...
    It is a long article, but worth reading.

    ps. The web address of the article is interesting too:
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    The Chinese and other nationalities put up with slave labour conditions because the need the money and to support their family.
    Other countries don't allow this and have condition imposed on the companies don't know which is better no job or a job under harsh conditions.
    As long as people keep buying the I diot Phone and other thing they don't need to impress others it will continue.

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    I find this article assuming since it implied Apple has manufactured anything in USA anywhere in recent time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen48 View Post
    As long as people keep buying the I diot Phone and other thing they don't need to impress others it will continue.
    Have you ever use an iPhone or own one? it is an extremely useful tool once you slapped
    a few good apps on it ... ...

    GPS Direction, Weather, Directory service and more at your finger tips...

    I cant go back to the old phone since using an iPhone in 2008
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