Apple’s Dirty iPhone Secrets

phone-story-appAn Italian guerrilla semiotics and culture jamming website, Molleindustria, which produces flash video games based on provocative socio-political points of view, recently created an iPhone game app called “Phone Story.”

As reported by The Guardian, the app “took the form of four mini-games about the “troubling supply chain” behind smartphones– all smartphones, not specifically iPhones – including coltan extraction in Congo, outsourced labour in China, environmental waste in Pakistan, as well as the mania for gadgets in the West.

“One of the mini-games sees workers leaping from their factory building: a clear reference to suicides and attempted suicides by workers at Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn.”

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Chinese Apple

China Mobile Chairman Wang Jianzhou and Apple CEO Steve Jobs are in discussions to create a customized iPhone for the carrier’s specialized TD-SCDMA network.

According to a report by TNW’s Matthew Panzarino, “China Mobile has 616 million subscribers, more than any other wireless company in the world, and would be a huge new market for Apple’s iPhone.”


As well, China Telecom – the smallest of China’s three telecommunications carriers – is also in iPhone negotiations with Apple.

According to a Reuters Canada report, “China Telecom competes with China Mobile Ltd and China Unicom, and would only increase handset subsidies if it started selling iPhones to draw more users to use its network.

Japan Gives iPhone a Hand


Need a hand?

Japan’s new iPhone case is there for you.


A Digital Trends article asks a debatable question:

“What about Japanese culture makes something like this acceptable?”

Your thoughts?

Are you up for a 3rd hand?