As the world still reels and mourn the loss of Steve Jobs, here are some interesting facts and figures on the company he built – The products which Apple creates and designs are undoubtedly world changing and revolutionizing.
However, here is the flip side to the coin with an overview of Apple’s impact on the world’s largest production factory: China.
- Only 1/3 of factories pass Apple’s supplier code of conduct.
- $8.8 billion in revenues for first three quarters of 2011.
- 137 workers poisoned at a Chinese firm making Apple products.
- $10 is the daily pay of 300,000 workers assembling iPhones.
- 27 suspected suppliers with severe pollution problems.
- 330% China revenue growth since 2010
- 13 employees at high profile supplier Foxconn who committed suicide.
- $70B revenue opportunity. iPhone is only officially available on China Unicom.
- 25 retail stores Apple plans to open in 2012.
- 2008 Apple launched its first retail store during the 2008 Summer Olympics.
- Apple’s global empire: 325 stores, 11 countries, 2.5 million square feet of retail space = $3.19 billion quarterly revenue.
- Copycat phones like the HiPhone are sold throughout China.
- Wang Hai vs Apple: Well known consumer rights group alleges Apple is selling refurbished phones as new in China.
- At least 24 fake Apple stores have been reported. They sell Apple products, wear Apple t-shirts and pretty much pretend to be Apple employees.
- John Theirault: Ex FBI superstar who led Pfizer’s fight against fake Viagra now leads Apple’s fight against Chinese counterfeiters.
- Apple’s lawyers serve notice to China-based Fangguo Food Co. Next stop Chinese Apple stands.
Here is the infographic to give you a pictorial guide of the facts and data presented above.
Infographic courtesy of Sortable
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