Labor Violations Rife At Apple Manufacturing Partners in China. Tim Cook has tried to be a better person.
Or at least, to look like one. Apple 'made £6bn' in UK... but paid only £10m in tax. Runs a significant operation from Republic of Ireland where tax rates are almost halfLatest technology firm to be accused of avoiding UK tax following Amazon and Google By Ruth Sunderland Published: 22:23 GMT, 8 April 2012 | Updated: 22:49 GMT, 8 April 2012 Apple paid a paltry £10million in UK corporation tax in the last financial year, despite earning an estimated £6billion in the country over the period.
It is the latest technology firm to be accused of avoiding UK tax, following Amazon and Google. Apple runs a significant operation from an industrial estate in Cork, in the Republic of Ireland, taking advantage of its ultra-low rate of corporation tax. Booming trade: A shopper leaves a London Apple store clutching bags of new iPads. At just 12.5 per cent, the Irish charge is just over half the 24 per cent rate in the UK. The Real Story On Apple's Tax Avoidance: How Ordinary It Is - Forbes. Apple CEO Timothy Cook testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee's Investigations Subcommittee on Tuesday about the company's offshore profit shifting and tax avoidance.
(Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) The remarkable thing about the Senate Permanent Investigations Subcommittee’s report on Apple AAPL -0.88% Inc.’s corporate tax avoidance is how unremarkable it is. Because Apple is so profitable, the dollars involved will certainly attract attention (this is a Senate committee after all, so that is the point). The report alleges Apple reduced its U.S. corporate income tax by an average of $10 billion-a-year for the past four years. Since the corporate levy generated only about $240 billion in 2012, $10 billion foregone from one company is a very big number indeed. Apple blames bugs for iPhone tracking scandal, software fix coming soon. Apple finally has officially responded to reports that iPhones store user location data in the form of an unusually revealing Q&A.
The company says it’s not actually tracking iPhone locations, instead it’s been compiling a crowdsourced database of cell tower and WiFi hotspot locations — “some of which may be located more than one hundred miles away from your iPhone,” Apple stresses — to speed up GPS services on the iPhones. Apple says it’s simply a bug that some users have found large amounts of this data on their computers — something that blogger John Gruber previously hinted at. Apple scores points for finally offering a clear explanation of what’s going on, though much of the public outcry surrounding the scandal could have been avoided if it had cleared up the situation earlier. The iPhone location scandal has spurred quite a bit of public outcry, and it has also brought to light that other platforms like Android also collect a certain amount of location data.
iPhone keeps record of everywhere you go. Security researchers have discovered that Apple's iPhone keeps track of where you go – and saves every detail of it to a secret file on the device which is then copied to the owner's computer when the two are synchronised.
The file contains the latitude and longitude of the phone's recorded coordinates along with a timestamp, meaning that anyone who stole the phone or the computer could discover details about the owner's movements using a simple program. Apple 6S to avoid #bendgate scandal by reportedly using Liquid Metal. There is no doubt the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were hugely successful following their UK release in September last year.
However – the latter was embroiled in a controversy over handsets reportedly deforming in people's pockets. The scandal – dubbed bendgate – saw some 180 complaints from angry Apple customers, according to bendgate blog One of the Nine. However Apple claimed that only nine people had complained about the issue in a rare public statement about the issue. Businessinsider. Apple, Foxconn Scandal Highlights Exploitation Of Chinese Workers By Foreign Firms. By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Some foreign companies in China exploit their workers by forcing them to do overtime or underpaying them, the labor minister said on Wednesday, as controversy swirls over working conditions at a plant that makes Apple Inc's iPhones and iPads.
Apple has faced a slew of bad press following deaths and reports of suicides at its China supply firms. Three workers at Foxconn Technology Co Ltd died in a blast last year when dust from polishing iPads ignited, and labor rights groups have said 18 workers at Foxconn sites killed themselves, or tried to, in 2010. The vast majority of Foxconn's 1.2 million employees are involved in assembling Apple products, according to media reports. Labor Minister Yin Weimin said foreign companies generally followed the law when it came to their workers, but added that problems did exist. "Relevant government departments and unions will increase their supervision and management when it comes to these issues. " The Washington D.C. Apple Watch Sweatshop Scandal Death — Factory Workers Found Dead. Apple is eager to reveal their new smart watch on Friday.
But RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal that at least two factory employees lost their lives while making the glamorous new gadget Americans can’t wait to get their hands on. China Labor Watch, a New York-based workers’ rights organization that previously exposed horrific conditions in iPhone production facilities, sent an undercover reporter to Jiangsu Province, China, factory Dafu Computer Changshu, where the Apple Watch is produced, assembled and tested.
Just a week into the investigation, two deaths occurred near the prison-like compound. Apple investigates new claims of China factory staff mistreatment. Apple has been accused of benefiting from the exploitation of more than 70,000 Chinese factory workers in conditions described as even worse than those at Foxconn, the supplier hit by employee suicides and accusations of excessive working hours.
The iPhone and iPad maker is accused of breaching its promise to improve working conditions after the Foxconn revelations by using another supplier alleged to have broken 86 labour laws, including forcing pregnant women to work 11 hours a day, six days a week, standing up. The US-based human rights watchdog China Labour Watch (CLW) also accused the company in question, Pegatron, of employing underage staff and discriminating against applicants shorter than 4ft 11in, older than 35 or from certain ethic minorities. The fresh claims of worker mistreatment are particularly embarrassing for Apple after it switched some iPhone and iPad manufacturing from Foxconn to Pegatron after intense negative publicity surrounding Foxconn.
Forbes Welcome. Three Great Decades: The Interesting History Of Apple. iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch. In early 2013, Kevin Lynch accepted a job offer from Apple.
Funny thing about the offer: It didn’t say what he would be doing. So intense is Apple’s secrecy that all Lynch knew was his vague title, vice president of technology, and that he’d be working on something completely new. ¶ It was odd that Apple even offered him a job. During his eight years at Adobe, most recently as chief technology officer, he was best known as the only person dumb enough to publicly fight Steve Jobs over the iPhone’s lack of support for Flash videos.
When Lynch announced his move, the reaction was immediate: They want this guy? Apple VICTORY: Old Samsung phones not sold any more can't be sold any more. A US appeals court has said that various ancient Samsung phones which aren't being sold any more can't be sold any more, because they infringe an Apple patent. The handsets affected are the Galaxy S3 and some older modelsdating from 2012 and before. Samsung is now on to the S6, so these aren't exactly piled high in the shops any more. Press Info - Apple Reports Record Third Quarter Results. Apple Wins Ruling in Patent Case Against Samsung. Apple: $710 Billion and Counting. In the Beginning - The Apple Revolution: 10 Key Moments. Steve Jobs was a 21-year-old college dropout living with his parents in Los Altos, Calif, where he and two friends, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, would hang out in the garage. For other trios, this would be the beginning of a rock band; but Jobs, "Woz" and Wayne had other things on their minds.
Jobs and Wayne had both worked together at the gaming company, Atari, while Wozniak, 26, had worked for Hewlett-Packard. The three men incorporated Apple Computer on April 1, 1976. Apple Incorporated (AAPL) News - Company Information. Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers and portable digital music players and sells a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions and third-party digital content and applications.
The Company's products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and OS X operating systems, iCloud and a variety of accessory, service and support offerings. Articles about Apple. Apple (United Kingdom)