If the workers picture is true, seems they do not use masks or any quality assurance protection on the production line. This means LOW quality products, contaminated products. Moreover, new iphone SAME design? jaja no innovation on apple. Nowadays Samsung rules the market with top1 android OS. Also HTC One and Sony with Xperia. Buy any of those 3.
Hahahaha, even workers got bored of looking at the same panels 24/7 for 2 yrs. I dont blame them for sleeping on the job. Reason why 8 millions iphone 5 returned because of bad quality.
Gotta hand it to Apple. They've managed to create an image of their products which lead ordinary and boring people to believe owning an Apple product, an iphone i particular will make you popular and among the 'in' crowd. I stopped by an Apple store recently to pass the time waiting for a friend and i saw more than a dozen people wander into the store for help from Apple staff. The initial lost, bored look in their eyes, lightened up when engaged by the Apple people. As if the say "wow, you really think i'm that interested and exiting." Amazing !
as of now samsung has become the undisputable leader in the smartphone sector eventhough it was initiated by apple steve job.apple still stick on the ideology of " steve said so" and reluctant to change with people' s need.steve was against the stylete or the current s-pen features. time changed and the stylete or pen technology has changed and improved drastically over the years and now people like to have that feature on their tablets and smart phones. it is time that apple change their " steve said so " attitude. a flash enabled, 6 inch phablet with s-pen features most people will like or atleast they can satisfy a good percentage of their customers needs.
pretty soon galaxy note series ( those who like phablets) will be the one most people will carry around. in my view 6 inch is the optimum screen size for the phablets.
Anonymous, 09 Jun 2013what do u expect from a chinese factory? they are sub standard in many aspectAnd 90% of world product come from china .
The optimus autobot, 09 Jun 2013Is it me or does it look like a samsung? Please I'm just asking that's all!!It looks similar to the iPhone 5 panel in the same picture. Which, since that came out before the S4 would mean the fanboys commenting above you are saying that the S4 copied the IPhone 5. Ironically, they don't realize what they are saying.
It looks galaxy s3 s4 size I reckon apple are going after samsung design and new ios software their going straight t.o iphone 6 it makes no sense going to 5s with a new os and the market has moved on so quickly since the iphone 5
geordie81, 09 Jun 2013erm how about you get a grip, have you not seen the foxxconn factory on the news for all the p... moreOn news, wow that must be true. Its not food production that You need something like HACCP system for operate. Just saying. This looks fake too me
Looks exactly like Samsung galaxy s4 . Good job apple, you are learning
Is it me or does it look like a samsung? Please I'm just asking that's all!!
They look like aftermarket pieces before the official release. Personnel usually don't dress like that or sleep like that taking a nap!!!
[deleted post]Really? That was a poor attempt at criticism. I think your comment sums up android fanboy griping. They seem to be working in a clean, air conditioned environment and doing a non labor intensive job. Have you ever worked a hard job in your life? Have you had a job in your life? You know nothing about their wages relatve to other jobs in the area. You know nothing about who they are working for. Foxconn? Sub contractor? You know nothing about their benefits. Free lunch? Dorm? Stability? Work hours? You know nothing except that there are some people sitting (not even standing) around a table. Yet you have to gripe like a little baby.
geordie81, 09 Jun 2013is it just me or are there multiple things wrong with those shots, i thought smartphone facili... morewhat do u expect from a chinese factory?
they are sub standard in many aspect
To all who have gripe about workers not wearing masks,understand that it is not a quarantined area where nuclear fission/bacterial outbreak is happening..its an assembly line area!!!
Secondly a lot can be said about the guy who is sleeping in the pic.may not be keeping well or...maybe bored seeing the same crappy thing over & over again!!!