Tag Archive: Fair


Jony Ive will offer another peek behind Apple curtain at Vanity Fair Summit

Jony Ive seemed embarrassed when Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter started their interview by calling Ive the “greatest industrial designer in the world right now.” The Apple design guru closed his eyes, rubbed his head, and then provided a soft-spoken but enlightening 25-minute peek inside his head during 2014’s Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit. Wonder what […]

Phil Schiller and Marc Newson show off Apple Watch at design fair in Milan

  The Apple Watch is on display at the Salone Del Mobile design exhibition in Milan, Italy today. Attendees can see the Watch at the Carlo e Camilla in Segheria, a classy restaurant that’s been converted into an exclusive display… Read more ›

Jony Ive accuses Xiamoi and others of idea ‘theft’ at Vanity Fair Summit

While some may see Xiamoi, Samsung, and other players in the smartphone race as iPhone copycats, Jony Ive sees it as downright “theft.” That was the clear takeaway from Ive’s interview at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit today. “I… Read more ›

Jony Ive Talks To Vanity Fair About The Essence Of Design And Making His Own Leica

A couple days ago we showed you a custom Leica camera designed by none other than Jony Ive. The camera will be auctioned to raise money for Bono’s Product (Red), a campaign Apple has partnered with for years to fight the spreading of H.I.V. in Africa (if you’ve ever bought a red iPod, you’ve helped contribute). […]

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Woz: Apple’s Tax Practices Really Aren’t Fair

Woz thinks that Zuckerberg is quite the businessman.

Apple has received a lot of heat from the U.S. Senate lately regarding its international tax practices and off-shore cash, and you can now add Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to the list of Apple tax dissenters.

Woz said that he doesn’t think Apple’s tax practices are really fair, and suggested that Apple, and other large firms, be taxed on their income.

In an interview with the  [Read More…]

Kids Games With In-App Purchases Under Investigation By U.K. Office Of Fair Trading

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The U.K.’s Office of Fair Trading is investigating children’s games that charge in-app purchases for additional content and virtual items. The watchdog will look at games on mobile and on the web, and it’s calling for parents to report titles that “aggressively push” in-app purchases to children.

The OFT hopes to identify games that are “misleading, commercially aggressive or otherwise unfair” when promoting the ability to purchase extra items, such as additional levels and characters,  [Read More…]

Fair Labor Association President Says Foxconn Factory Worker Conditions Are Much Better Than Actual Sweatshops

As most recently referenced in Tim Cook�s comments on worker safety at Goldman Sachs yesterday, Apple is spending a lot of effort in 2012 trying to solve allegations of abuse in their supply chain. This initiative has most recently culminated in Apple going to the unprecedented step of asking the Fair Labor Association to audit their factories. The FLA�s report isn�t due until March, but already, the Fair Labor Association�s president  [Read More…]

Tim Cook: Apple Does More Than Anyone To Provide Fair Worker Conditions, But We Can Do More

Speaking at today�s Goldman Sachs keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook began by bluntly addressing charges of worker abuse in Apple�s supply chain: Apple will not rest until every worker is guaranteed a fair, safe working environment without discrimination and at a competitive salary. Any suppliers who don�t take care of their workers will be fired.   �First thing everyone should know is that Apple takes working conditions very seriously, and we  [Read More…]

Apple Joins The Fair Labor Association To Help Improve Factory Working Conditions Overseas

The Fair Labor Association�(FLA)�is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights and living conditions of factory workers around the world. Following the string of scandals and suicides throughout Apple�s supply chain, the Cupertino company has joined the FLA as a Participating Company. Apple is the first technology company to join the FLA, and this will hopefully prompt many other industry leaders to do the same. The FLA will closely  [Read More…]

Vanity Fair: Jonathan Ive, Tim Cook more influential than Lady Gaga

Your mom or tween daughter might not recognize them, but Tim Cook and Jonathan Ive are both more influential than Lady Gaga, according to Vanity Fair. The iconic Conde Nast mag just released its 2011 New Establishment list, and this year it is dominated by people who can still probably go to the mall without being asked for autographs. Ive and Cook took the number four spot in tandem holding down  [Read More…]