Apple’s China audits effect little change in rest of electronics industry

Adam Satariano and Peter Burrows for Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s rivals aren’t rushing to emulate the iPhone maker’s decision to subject supplier factories to audits by a labor group. Instead, they’re sticking to internal checks that may leave room for violations — and negative public relations fallout.

Where’s the outrage from citizen’s groups and environmental groups?



  • matthewmaurice

    No one delivering petitions to the HP store? Funny how that works.

    • MacsenMcBain

       There’s an HP store?

  • Phil

    Great use of the word effect as a transitive verb in the title!

  • lucascott

    This is exactly as I knew it would turn out. The media goes after Apple who reveals how things are and have been for a while but the rest of the 70 or so companies that also use Foxconn get away with doing nothing. 

    Remember it wasn’t 100 iPhone line workers that climbed on the roof last month and threatened to jump together because of what they said were horrid work conditions. Wasn’t 100 iPad line workers either. 

    it was 100 XBox workers. And that is a larger group than the last 2-3 years (if not more) of suicides and attempts connected even by rumor to Apple. But where are the petitions, where are the protests outside of Microsoft stores. Where are the news shows etc. No where. That whole thing was forgotten within the week because Microsoft doesn’t get the page hits that Apple does so why would anyone bother to talk about it

    • matthewmaurice

      I’m sure we’ll see an exposé of those facts by an MSNBC news team quite quickly.