Wired: As Apple Toils in China, Others Make it in America
There’s a reason Apple is willing to take years of heat over the working conditions inside the Chinese plants building all those iPhones, iPads, and Macs. China is cheaper.
The Dells and the HPs and the Ciscos find it cheaper too. Long ago, they moved away from building servers and networking gear in the U.S., outsourcing almost everything to manufacturers in Asia. After a while, even the giants of the web went to Taiwan and China. Google and Facebook cut the Dells and the HPs out of the equation, going straight to Asian firms who could help them design a new breed of server suited to running a massive online operation — and, yes, build them for less.
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