So many things are made in China: DVD players, handbags, adorable shoes, kitchen gadgets, watches, t-shirts, laptops, and more. Some of them are made in happy, shiny factories.
But it's different with Apple and its widely publicized manufacturing process: From Cupertino, we hear about the meticulous process created to make your perfect iPhone and iPad mini. From China, we hear about how that process involves child laborers, impossible expectations, and brutal management. And we accept it. We didn't used to put up with Chinese labor violations—so why now? When did owning the best phone become worth letting people get hurt?