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The scheduled delivery of petitions asking Apple for better treatment of workers in factories that produce iPhones and iPads happened on schedule in New York City on Thursday morning. Observers say there were far more press in attendance than protestors.

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Updated. The scheduled delivery of petitions asking Apple for better treatment of workers in factories that produce iPhones and iPads happened on schedule in New York City Thursday morning. Observers say there were far more press in attendance than actual protestors, but that the mission — to hand deliver the signatures of more than 250,000 people — was accomplished.

CNET’s Roger Cheng was at the petition hand off at Apple’s store in New York’s Grand Central Terminal and took photos.

Cheng also reports that Apple “was ready” for the representatives of Change.org and SumOfUs.org, the groups who organized the event. In all, there were  a”little more than a dozen supporters” who showed up, some holding up signs depicting an “ethical iPhone.” The Change.org representative who delivered the signatures to an Apple employee told him that the employees of the store “were very polite.”

Update: The same type of staged petition delivery is scheduled for Apple stores locations in San Francisco, Washington D.C., London and Bangalore.

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  1. I figure change.org goes for their IPO in less than a year.

  2. Apple has done, and continues to do, much, much more to improve and certify and inspect foreign worker conditions than any other company on the planet. Shame on these petitions.

  3. If you own products by Acer, Amazon, Asus, Barnes & Noble, Cisco, Dell, HP, Intel, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Netgear, Nintendo, Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Vizio…. and are protesting Apple, then you are a hypocrite. They all use the same factories. As much as Apple fans must admit to being Apple fans, some others must admit that they care more about hating Apple than giving anything remotely close to a shit about Foxconn workers.

    1. That is correct. Apple is being targeted because no other company is as close to consumers as Apple. Most of the other companies are just copying iPhones and iPads and they cannot even do that correctly.

  4. Err, there is no Apple Store in Bangalore.

    1. You are correct, I should have clarified that there is no store but there is an Apple office in Bangalore. Thanks.

  5. Any word when these protesters deliver petitions to Best Buy, Walmart, and other places selling gadgets made from the same place as Apple devices? Are they also dropping petitions over to HP, Dell, Amazon, Motorola, etc.?

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