.....this, along with other things I've learned about Apple product reliability, would dissuade me. Now there are of course the moral issues that I thought that we as a nation had overcome--slavery, nasty abuse of workers, and such--but there is also the issue of "what kind of work are Apple's assemblers going to do with no sleep and minimal food?" I know that on this side of the pond, a lot of things happen to product quality when workers go beyond 8-9 hours of work a day, and none of them are good. So if you wonder why you just got a new iPhone under warranty--or for that matter any of a host of electronics now made in China--you know know one big reason why.
(I personally keep boxes and receipts for all electronics I purchase for at least a year--and one particular piece of electro-mechanical genius from General Electric--a clock radio/CD player-- appears to have helped that company to decide to leave the business altogether....I ended up getting four of them on warranty returns because they didn't bother to balance the motor/bearings that spun the CD)
Now of course, Deming's Law--85% of quality problems start in management--still holds for a very simple reason; you can bet your bottom dollar that the decision to get those workers out of bed didn't happen in the worker dormitories.
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