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Comment It's not... (Score 2) 266

It's not altruistic, and it's not just Apple. The Atlantic had an article recently about how a lot of companies (e.g. GM) are doing the same thing, for two reasons: (a) Chinese wages have been rising at about 18% per year since 2000, (b) oil is very pricey now, meaning shipping stuff over from China is more expensive. So, yeah, Apple aren't doing this because they've suddenly discovered patriotism. This is based on a cold cost calculation, just like the original decision to move their manufacturing to China. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but the spin they're trying to put on this is more than a little disingenuous.

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