iPhone’s features include oppression, inequality – and vast profit for Apple

Paradise Papers reveal how the offshore tax game is played by Apple

The Paradise Papers reveal that Apple changed their tax avoidance strategy and how they did it. Before May 2013 Apple avoided taxes by shifting tens of billions of dollars to their Irish subsidiaries. Nevertheless, chief executive Tim Cook declared in 2013. “We do not depend…

Take action against Apple’s labour abuse now!

This Friday (3 November 2017) SACOM is calling for an ‘iSlave at 10’ Global Action Day when iPhone X will be launched. Together we can change the labour condition in Apple’s manufacturers. Please join this action day! Activists – for example activists from Hong Kong,…

OLED suppliers compete for new iPhone orders

Rival firms eye up the global OLED screen market worth $21 billion.

As OLED becomes the ‘screen of choice’ analysts say that panels for smartphones will roughly triple over the next five years, while the market for LCD panels will fall 14%. The value of global OLED panel shipments in 2017 is estimated to reach $21.6 billion, already showing…

A bloody decade of the iPhone

Ten years ago the first iPhone went on sale. The iconic product not only profoundly altered the world of gadgets, but also of consumption and tall corporate profit; this world would be impossible without the toiling of millions along the assembly line. I look back…

SACOM video “Apple: Student Interns or Disposable Labour?”

Students and Academics Against Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) is calling for a Global Action Day to End Apple’s iSlavery. With cooperation from GoodElectronics, SACOM has published a documentary animation on the mistreatment of Chinese student interns to produce iPhones in Foxconnn factories – a major…

America’s green electronics standards have been taken over by the manufacturers

Motherboard wrote: “We all know it’s not easy to repair a Samsung Galaxy S8. How is it possible this phone earned a “gold” rating from the nonprofit Green Electronics Council under its Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certification?” America’s green electronics standards have been…

The silence of Apple in China sets a dangerous precedent

The New York Times reported that Apple pulled down several VPN apps from its Chinese App Store. These apps are programs that allow iPhone users to bypass the Chinese government’s censorship apparatus. Apple’s silence may be tactical; the Chinese government, the conventional thinking goes, does not take…

OLED suppliers compete for new iPhone orders

OLED will bring a brighter future to LG Display

With the technology having boosted its TV business, LG is now also in the field of smartphones Apple will switch from LCD to OLED panels for it’s next generation iPhones. These new phones will be introduced next year and will be a bonanza for Samsung…

How many smartphones are thrown away every day?

In just 10 years, more than 7 billion smartphones have been produced. Greenpeace pulled the stats to show how our consumption habit is affecting our planet. Can you guess how many smartphones are thrown away every day? To save Earth’s limited resources — and our…

Who will clean up Silicon Valley’s E-wasteland?

Capitalandmain.nl published the article of Julianne Tveten: Who Will Clean Up Silicon Valley’s E-wasteland? She writes about the conditions that contribute to the production of e-waste, about the solutions and who is most responsible for reaching a truly effective solution. The years 2014 and 2015 produced approximately…