Criticism of Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. is a multinational American technology company which sells consumer electronics that have been claimed by critics to combine stolen[1] and/or purchased[2] designs that it claims are its own original creations. Criticism of Apple includes allegations of unethical business practices such as anti-competitive behavior, rash litigation,[3] dubious tax tactics, the use of sweatshop labor,[4][5] misleading warranties and insufficient data security, and concerns about environmental destruction. Additionally, it has been criticized[6][7] for its alleged collaboration with U.S. surveillance program PRISM.

Allegations against the company are varied, including:

  1. ^ Christoph Dernbach (2008-06-12), Steve Jobs: Good artists copy great artists steal, retrieved 2016-12-11[dead YouTube link]
  2. ^ "Mergers & Acquisitions". aaplinvestors.net. Retrieved 2016-12-11.
  3. ^ Orlowski, Andrew (May 4, 2006), "Apple sues itself in the foot (again)", The Register
  4. ^ Musgrove, Mike (June 16, 2006), "Sweatshop Conditions at IPod Factory Reported", The Washington Post
  5. ^ Kahney, Leander (June 13, 2006), "Judging Apple Sweatshop Charge", Wired
  6. ^ Orlowski, Andrew (September 13, 2005), "Apple shot first, asked question later, say sued sites", The Register
  7. ^ Flores, Marc, Over 5000 apps stricken from the Apple app store, new rules in place Archived 2011-06-23 at the Wayback Machine, MobileCrunch, February 20, 2010.
  8. ^ Sarhan, Adam. "Planned Obsolescence: Apple Is Not The Only Culprit". Forbes.

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