Usually, ppl don’t even know the names of the subcontractors for electronics in China unless they have worked in that industry
Fox , Con . Nomen est omen ?
Concentration and leveraging scale has been central to the CEO’s reputation. I don’t think anybody can or should take only upsides and not downsides to any decision, particularly when they have a long association.When Cook initially took over Apple's supply chain, he cut down the number of component suppliers from 100 to 24, forcing companies to compete for Apple's business. He also shut down 10 of the 19 Apple warehouses to limit overstocking, and by September of 1998 inventory was down from a month to only six days.
That said, I agree the typical consumer may not necessarily link Foxconn to Apple as readily as the typical informed reader of news.
Sadly, all the performative virtue signallers still want the latest phone model. Apple knows this and frankly doesn't care.
I really don't think this is an apple or foxconn issue to be honest. Our country needs to step up and protect our brothers and sisters just a bit more ... Empathically or parentally...
This is the same country where billion+ have their feelings hurt when a map is incorrect or an overseas website has an incorrect drop down form.
We need the signal corps to let us know when we should be outraged.. until then.. smile and wave.