There’s been a lot of adverse comment about Apple in recent months, some in this blog. Much of it refers to the conditions of workers in factories owned by Foxconn, an Apple subcontractor in China. Meanwhile, Apple has amassed so much money that it has been obliged to return some to shareholders via, share buy-back and paying dividends.
But perhaps the bottom line should be: Is Apple’s business model sustainable? Whatever you think sustainable means, or should, mean, there’s an argument that Apple’s current approach is not sustainable in the long term.
There was an interesting article in yesterday’s Guardian newspaper on the subject. See what you think: