Who wants more control than Apple? Apparently, China. Aaron Souppouris in The Verge:
Chinese state-run newspaper The People’s Daily has called Apple out for its “empty and self-praising” response to recent criticism regarding warranties for its iPhone range.
Because they’re not always the same around the world?
The People’s Daily echoed these concerns, saying that most American iPhone faults are handled by replacing the entire handset, while faulty Chinese handsets are repaired and handed back to users.
(Apple) clarified its policies on replacing and repairing iPhones, explaining that while iPhone 4 and 4S models can often be repaired, most iPhone 5s will be replaced.
Sounds familiar. What’s really going on?
Some have pointed to The People’s Daily article as a sign that the tide is turning against western companies in China.
How long before Apple moves iPhone and iPad manufacturing to friendlier countries?