Below is an amazing story about Apple by the BBC. Apple is apparently (as you will read) “deeply offended” by the program showing children mining the tin for Apple’s production, and Apple even admit to visiting the site and were appalled.
But instead of HALTING PRODUCTION UNTIL IT’S SAFE AND ETHICAL… They have set up help organisations… and basically, the tin in your phones and iPads were mined by kids – several of whom have died doing it!
So…. kids die mining for Apple’s profit – because there’s no way in hell they’d stop the ability to make a profit…
Read Article and Apple’s letter to their employees HERE
Of course, like the title of this post, the dark and damaging humour has already taken hold “Kiddy Killer” being substituted for any Apple product name.
Now, while no great fan of Apple and they certainly don’t in anyway support this site, I can’t help but feel they have a few things the wrong way around. Once these issues were witnessed by their own people is it right to carry on letting the products be made with knowledge of all this is???
However, personally, I can see a way out for them and one that makes the look like saints – but while I’ve worked on and done some great things in my own tech career – I doubt they would even look to me for advice.