Apple Inc.’s profits surge 93%

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This article from cbc states that Apple, one of the most valuable and profitable companies in the world today raised it’s total income 93 percent! The main cause for the massive profit increase would be their Iphone sales. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company said it sold 35 million Iphones in the past 3 months, or nearly double the total in the same timeframe last year. Iphones now account for 58 percent of Apple’s total revenue. 3 years ago they were only 27 percent. Most of Apple’s sales have been in China, and will probably stay that way for a long time concidering how many people reside in China. The article also explains that Apple’s Mac sales have been below expectations by 4 million.

This article really frightend me. Technology is growing at such a surprising rate. I continue to wait for Apple’s next release.

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Witness an IPad Being Built in a Foxconn Factory

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An Ipad being made, at a Foxconn facility in China

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57412744-37/see-an-ipad-being-built-at-a-foxconn-factory/?tag=mncol;topStories

Ever want to see how an Ipad is made? This article includes a video, filmed by Rob Schmitz, a public radio journalist. Rob was the journalist who exposed the working conditions at the Chinese electronics factory. Rob is now the second Western journalist to visit the factory floor, since Mike Daisey‘s falsified report about the harsh working conditions in Foxconn factories. (See post about Foxconn working conditions) The video was taken by a hired film crew in Foxconn’s Longhua facility in the city of Shenzhen, the official birthplace of Ipads. Rob’s video features the construction of the Ipad’s motherboard, and touchscreen, as well as some tests. The video also included a line up of people, wanting to work  in the Fosconn factory for a starting $14 a day.

Anyways, if you want to see an Ipad being made, then go right ahead and click the link above.