Category Archives: iPhone

What a beautiful ringtone!


I still remember the first time I saw a cell phone.  I was working at Murphy’s Pub in the Wallingford neighborhood in Seattle.  One afternoon, me and an English buddy of mine Jimmy were drinking at the bar.  Jimmy was … Continue reading

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The hits just keep on coming


I did a post last week on Eric Hein’s Corter leather.  Well a reader let me know about a another great company where members of our extended American family in Wisconsin are making great leather goods.  The firm is Mitchell … Continue reading

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Be quiet my trembling heart!


In a recent interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook,  he was asked  whether any of Apple products would ever be made on our shores.  Mr. Cook indicated that he “hopes” Apple could actually assemble its products in the US.  Cook also stated … Continue reading

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You don’t say!


As I told you a while back, Apple hired the Fair Labor Association to carry out investigations to ensure that their contractor Foxconn runs their plants in a safe and ethical manner.  The Fair Labor Association (FLA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending sweatshop … Continue reading

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Whoa big fella!


I came upon an article at forbes.com by Baizhu Chen, a professor of clinical finance and business economics at USC Marshall School of Business.  In his article Professor Chen boldly states that there is no relationship in this century more important to America than … Continue reading

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You don’t deserve to assemble an iPhone!


This weekend’s article in the New York Times about why Apple doesn’t manufacture its products in this country has generated a huge amount of discussion.  The not so subtle message expressed in the article is that Apple would make iPhones and iPads … Continue reading

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Apple couldn’t make the iPhone in the U.S., right?


Apple iPhones are wildly popular.  The iPhone is designed in this country, but is manufactured in China with components produced in a myriad of other countries such as the Republic of Korea, Japan,Germany, and the US. The components are then shipped to Foxconn, … Continue reading

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