The Apple Roundup: Working at Foxconn is better, still not great


Credit: Credit: Bowen Liu/Apple Inc. via Bloomberg

With so many people writing about Apple(s AAPL), finding the best stories and reports isn’t easy. Here’s our daily pick of stories about the company from around the Web that you shouldn’t miss:

  • A Fair Labor Association update on the audit of Apple contractor Foxconn says the manufacturer is making improvements to exploitative labor conditions revealed earlier this year — but that there’s plenty more progress to be made, MacRumors writes.
  • TUAW tells us what happens when you’re a little “too clever” and try to either move or rename iCloud folders (spoiler alert: bad things happen).
  • Apple is beefing up iTunes account security — at least for Canadian customers — following Wired writer Mat Honan’s massive hacking of its personal Apple accounts, according to Wired.
  • Former Apple ad man Ken Segall continues to hammer away at the “Genius” ad campaign. Most recently he lambasts those that think the ads were right to target an older, less tech-savvy crowd as lacking “common sense.”
  • The iPhone is popular in China, especially if you fully subsidize the cost for users, China Telecom is finding out. AppleInsider writes that the Chinese carrier’s decision to give the phone away for a low monthly fee is bringing in huge profits.

Pictured above, Apple CEO Tim Cook at Foxconn in March. Photo credit: Bowen Liu/Apple Inc. via Bloomberg

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