... oh crap! Another +1 in error. The recommend button is way to close to the reply button.
So, you're complaining about Apple's "hypocrisy and opportunism". Would you care to expand?
Re: "...learn to understand what you are reading - or shut up!".
So tell us, oh wise one, what is is you are so uniquely qualified to understand and which you believe remains a mystery to the rest of us.
Just re-read my first comment, it expresses the (possible) "hypocrisy and opportunism" perfectly imo.. (but then again, I am biased since I did write it.)
The only hypocrisy and opportunism I see is yours. You made three statements and an opportunistic attempt to connect them into a negative spin.
Had someone argued that it was disadvantageous for Apple to re-establish manufacturing in the US you would probably have been all over them trying to prove how Apple was wrong to keep manufacturing overseas.
Would you agree that Samsung's decision to manufacture in the US might just be good business, on several levels? Was Samsung hypocritical and opportunistic in setting up shop in Austin?
I can think of many reasons why it would be advantageous not only for Apple, but many other manufacturers to set up manufacturing in the US again, not to mention the advantages for workers and consumers.
I'm equally sure that, for the sake of argument, you can find just as many to prove I'm wrong.
For the record, yes, it does matter to me that something is Made in the USA, or Germany or Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Canada, Brazil or even Hong Kong. You, of course, are free to not care.
How about you just read what I say and leave what I may have said in a different situation to me instead of ridiculous assumptions.
Samsung setup shop in the US for Samsung. Foxconn is setting up shop in the US for Foxconn. Apple is not building a factory in the US, it is, however, taking advantage of the fact that one of it's suppliers has decided to open a factory in the US.
That is being opportunistic. No one even said it was a bad thing to be opportunistic in business, it's one way to keep a company successful.
The fact that they are passing it off as "their decision" is not quite 'hypocritical', but it is the exact kind of 'Apple spin' I'd expect.