La risposta di Tim Cook all'inchiesta del New York Times che punta l'indice sulla negligenza di Apple nei confronti delle pessime condizioni di lavoro a cui sono sottoposti gli operai dei fornitori asiatici in primis nelle fabbriche di Foxconn, il più grande produttore al mondo di componentistica elettronica partner tra l'altro di Amazon, Motorola, Nokia, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Dell e HP.
As a company and as individuals, we are defined by our values. Unfortunately some people are questioning Apple's values today, and I'd like to address this with you directly. We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain. Any accident is deeply troubling, and any issue with working conditions is cause for concern. Any suggestion that we don't care is patently false and offensive to us. As you know better than anyone, accusations like these are contrary to our values. It's not who we are. For the many hundreds of you who are based at our suppliers' manufacturing sites around the world, or spend long stretches working there away from your families, I know you are as outraged by this as I am. For the people who aren't as close to the supply chain, you have a right to know the facts.