Apple investigates its supply chain after publication of SACOM

Apple started an investigation after SACOM’s report revealed that it’s supplier Quanta Computer employed students to make Apple Watches in the Chinese city of Chongqing. These students didn’t worked voluntarily, worked overtime and their activities…

Chipmaker Qualcomm is suing four Apple suppliers

Apple suppliers vulnerable to US-China trade war

While many politicians and businesses express concerns about the escalating economic tensions between China and the US, Apple suppliers are particularly vulnerable to the effects of a trade war. Apple outsources much of its production…

Smartphone brands under pressure as Chinese market matures

Competition in the Chinese smartphone market – the worlds largest – increases amid signs of maturity and declining shipments. China alone accounts for around 30% of global smartphone sales, but for the first time the…

Apple and Foxconn in the Trump Era

Apple has faced heavy criticism from the President Donald Trump administration, which demands that it creates jobs in the USA. A report by Jenny Chan and Mark Selden in ‘China’s Worlds’ (2017) looks at Apple’s response to…

Apple: Pay the taxes you’ve been dodging!

Ireland has to collect unpaid taxes from Apple

In August 2016 the European Commission ruled that Apple has to pay 13 billion of taxes to the government of Ireland. Ireland now is forced to collect this money the don’t want. The EC has…

Samsung uses only 1% renewable energy

Join the Greenpeace campaign and ask Samsung to stop fueling climate change. Greenpeace: “Despite all its PR talk of “championing the impossible” and “doing bigger things”, Samsung still relies on dirty, old-fashioned fossil fuels like…