It is not news to hear that manufacturing companies in America and Europe have preferred China as a spot for electronics manufacturing but while the myth is that its all about money and low wages (which is part of it), Its not all about that. This was the explanation given by Apple executives for moving Apple’s manufacturing to China.

Speaking at a dinner with Obama, Apple executives say that going overseas, at this point, is their only option. One former executive described how the company relied upon a Chinese factory to revamp iPhone manufacturing just weeks before the device was due on shelves. Apple had redesigned the iPhone’s screen at the last minute, forcing an assembly line overhaul. New screens began arriving at the plant near midnight.

A foreman immediately roused 8,000 workers inside the company’s dormitories, according to the executive. Each employee was given a biscuit and a cup of tea, guided to a workstation and within half an hour started a 12-hour shift fitting glass screens into beveled frames. Within 96 hours, the plant was producing over 10,000 iPhones a day.

“The speed and flexibility is breathtaking,” the executive said. “There’s no American plant that can match that.”

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Lets see, Thousands of Middle Class electronics Engineer available in China, Thousands of middle class software engineers in both China and India. Is this a plus due to thier overpopulation?