Members of staff at a Chinese technology company have been told they face being sacked if they choose to buy the as-yet-unreleased iPhone 7, amid allegations that Apple software programmers could be 'anti-Chinese'.
Hangzhou Bina Industrial Technology Company in east China posted a notice in its offices on July 18, entitled merely 'Patriotism', according to Huanqiu.com, an affiliation of People's Daily Online.
The company instructed its 50-strong workforce to trade in their iPhone handsets for China-made phones, offering bonuses for staff members who agreed to complete the exchange.
Any employee with an iPhone 6 will receive 2,500 yuan (£283) in compensation, while iPhone 5 users are said to receive 1,500 yuan (£170) for a handset and iPhone 4 users 1,000 yuan (£113).
Furthermore lower down, the sign reads: 'From today, any company employee who wishes to buy an iPhone 7 will be sacked. Anyone who gets sacked over this matter will not be hired for good.'
loreng, phoenix, United States, 1 day ago
Hopefully with Trump as president Apple will be back making phones in the US and giving American's jobs rather than Chinese
Move Along Cat Dong, Londonium, United Kingdom, 1 day ago
First it's the cell phones, next it'll be their guns. Thanks, Obama! 211318
Iggy, chattanooga, 1 day ago
IPhones are made in China. How can that be anti-chinese?
release_the_kraken, In bed with yo mama, United States, 1 day ago
Strange. I could have sworn that the iPhone was made in China, but the report says that workers are being offered money to trade in their iPhones for "China-made phones" ?
NoodleWoodle, Noodlington, United Kingdom, 1 day ago
If Apple are selling the phones in China, then it's not anti Chinese? Stupid propaganda to get the country buying oPhongs and Simsangs, and other fakes.
boo, Hue, Vietnam, 1 day ago
anti-chinese because it's over priced!
vyresh, calgary, Canada, 1 day ago
Imagine that.. Loyalty to your country before a global corporation..Shocking!