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1

What is apple?

A US technology corporation

2

Where are its headquarters?

California

3

What is apple now the worlds 2nd largest?

IT company

4

What is it now the 3rd largest?

Mobile phone manufacturer

5

How many full time employees?

98,000

6

How many retail stores in how many countries?

450 stores in 16 countries

7

What are apples successes due to?(3 things)

-stylish products
-innovative products
-slick marketing

8

In 2011, what percentage of sales in USA?

44%

9

Over the last 5 years, where has its most rapid growth been?

Asia-Pacific region

10

Where does apple have its European headquarters?

Ireland

11

How many employed in Ireland? (EU headquarters)

4,000

12

Where are apples main production bases?

Foxconn city in China

13

Why are apples products produced in China?

-highly skilled low paid workers

14

How many employees in Foxconn City?

Over 400,000

15

How many jobs has apple further generated in Ireland?

2,500

16

What has apples presence in Ireland attracted?

High tech firms

17

What has apple been accused of?

Tax avoidance - created tensions

18

What was reported in 2006 China about working conditions?

200,000 workers were working more than 60 hours a week for around $100 a month

19

In 2015, what happened to workers at a technology unit?

They were poisoned by a toxic chemical used to clean the screens of iPads

20

What 4 main accounts were apple criticised on?

1. Non renewable resources reliance
2. Use of toxic chemicals
3. Discharging pollutants
4. Lack of recyclability

21

How did apple respond to its criticisms?

Launching its green my apple campaign and uses 75% renewable energy

22

What does it have 3 of?

Further data centres in the USA

23

What are many of the workers at apple in Ireland?

Highly skilled ones are foreign nationals (EU) so apple is accused of not creating sufficient work for local people