Creating beautiful jewel-like pieces of hardware comes at a cost 6

There's a reason why high-end hardware like Swiss watches have traditionally come at a high price. In order for Apple to maintain its extraordinarily high margins, they have to squeeze somewhere, and it again appears to be workers in China. This goes for every other manufacturer as well although so far Apple is the only one to push this hard on quality. If consumers want this level of design and quality they have to be willing to pay for it but so far they have shown no inclination to do so and workers in China are left paying the price.

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