When my friend Leah and I walk by the Apple store in our neighborhood, I always bow. I sometimes add a sound effect, too….a long, drawn-out and other-worldly “laaaaaaaaaaa” that befits the store’s cathedral-like presence.
She just keeps walking.
You see, she’s an Apple fan. I still use a PC. Don’t get me wrong — I think the company is very innovative. I just don’t rush out and buy every Apple product the minute it hits the market. Like the iPad.
And thank goodness I didn’t. It might have saved my life.
At the Foxconn factory in China where the iPad is made, there have been a disturbing number of suicides among the factory workers. Is it the factory conditions? Officials say no. Could it be low wages? Apple pays above the national average.
Is it the iPad itself?
Let’s think about it. There have been complaints about the tablet since its release in April, including:
- the low visibility screen
- weak WiFi
- difficult typing
- more expensive apps
- recharging and syncing problems
- its fragile casing
All annoying, yes…but perhaps now we should add ‘makes people want to off themselves’ to the list.
My PC is looking better and better…