Build its Own Factories
The black cloud obstructing Apple's otherwise sunny situation has been the news of events coming from China's Foxconn factory. It has been said elsewhere that Apple should do something ensure that the factory workers get proper healthcare and adequate work environments. However, as Fast Company points out, Apple doesn't own Foxconn, and Apple is not its only customer, HP and Dell also work with Foxconn. Instead, we think Apple should take it back to the early days and build its own factories overseas. Instead of buying machinery for Foxconn to build its products, it can buy those same machines for itself, and ensure that the workers are being treated fairly.