Ethical iPhone 5 Petitions to Be Delivered to Apple Stores
The two online petitions asking Apple to improve conditions in overseas manufacturing plants ahead of the next iPhone have amassed more than 250,000 signatures, its creators said today.
In a statement announcing the tally, watchdog group SumOfUs said that it plans to hand deliver its own petition, along with one from change.org, to a number of Apple’s retail stores around the world. That includes New York, Washington D.C., New York, San Francisco, London, Sydney, and Bangalore.
The petition from SumOfUs garnered 55,000 signatures, with 20,000 of those who signed telling the group that they were iPhone users, with another 35,000 saying they purchase products from Apple. A separate survey posted to change.org, which asks Apple to “protect workings making iPhones in Chinese factories,” has received more than 194,000 signatures.
Here we go again. Now it’s come down to this. This is the end result of biased media coverage. Surely (you would think) someone involved with these petitions has enough brainpower to realize that Apple is only one of many companies that use factories in China. At Foxconn, Apple products don’t even make up 50% of the total production in their factories, however the media seems to have convinced many that Apple practically runs the entire country of China. Sheesh.