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Apple admits that it is still white, male and proud of its diversity efforts

Old Apple logo - Wikimedia CommonsApple’s new diversity report shows that the company has made little improvement in hiring anyone other than white males.

Apple has released updated diversity numbers that reveal its overall workforce, including tech, non-tech, and retail jobs, is 68 percent male and 32  percent female as of June 2016. This is a slight change from a 69 percent-31 percent split in 2015 but well within any accidental margin of error.

To make it look like it had actually made a difference, Apple profiled some of these employees, including Divya, Ryan, Adrienne, Aurelio, Edith, Riad, Charissa, and Kully, and shared a Creating Opportunities page highlighting its diversity programs and partnerships.

Denise Young Smith, Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources at Apple said: “Diversity is more than any one gender, race, or ethnicity. It’s richly representative of all people, all backgrounds, and all perspectives. It is the entire human experience.”

Well that would be nice if your efforts made a difference. In fact when it comes to ethnicity, Apple has actually become worse.

Apple’s race and ethnicity breakdown among US employees is 19 percent Asian, nine percent Black, 12 percent Hispanic, two percent Multiracial, one percent Other, and 56 percent White.  Despite making all the right noises, Apple hired two percent more White employees.

Apple defines underrepresented minorities as “groups whose representation in tech has been historically low — Black, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islanders”.

On the plus side Jobs’ Mob claims it has achieved pay equity in the United States for similar roles and performance as of August 2016. The company said female employees earn one dollar for every dollar male employees earn, while under represented minorities earn one dollar for every dollar white employees earn.


OLED already outclassed by lasers

pink-floyd-dark-side-of-the-moon-wallpaper-2LG might be a little miffed. After betting the farm on OLED it seems a boffin has come up with a much better technology.

Popular Science dubbed it one of the top breakthroughs of 2015, the world’s first white laser. Professor Cun-Zheng Ning has been working on the invention for nearly a decade.

Thing is that LEDs are limited on the number of colours they can generate. However lasers can represent any colours in a more accurate way.

What he had to do was grow a semiconductor on a nano scale. Ning’s semiconductor produces a red, blue, and green laser, that merge into a white laser.

He also demonstrated that a single piece of material can actually have laser actions simultaneously so that the overall light coming out is white.

Three lasers produce the white laser beam and producing more than 70 percent more colors. Each razor-thin laser would be just one pixel on a screen.

“That was really exciting when you put a laser TV side-by-side, with the best LCD or LED TV, and there’s no comparison, the kind of colour you see is immediately so vivid,” said Ning.

White laser could also be used to transmit data, it would improve communications speeds making them faster and more secure.

Apple sues teenager

Kindhearted toy maker Apple is applauding a teenage fanboy’s enterprise for supplying a white iPhone when it could not work out how to make one. Nah, not really, it is suing the lawyer-less kid into a coma for selling “fake kits.

Fei Lam, was making $8,000 daily selling kits which he imported into the US after buying them from a Foxconn ex-employee.

Foxconn is not being sued, because it is Apple’s number one chum, neither is the ex-employee. Instead Apple is going for the kid who seems to have bought the gear legally.

Lam said that the gear was being flogged as “repair parts” and had been available for some months.

He said he did not know how the contract works between Foxconn and Apple but the fact that “repair parts” come out months before actual product release is “very weird”.

Lam was unsure why the white parts were made, and he thought they might have been chucked out.

It looks like it might be a case of Lam to the slaughter. He will be attending the first legal meetings without a lawyer as he can’t afford one.

There appears to be only one person in Apple on his side. That is co-founder, and dancing queen Steve Wozniak. Lam met Woz, who went on the Engadget Show and “sort of” defended him. 

White iPhone 4 is thicker

Apple has used the release of the new white iPhone 4 to sneak in a few changes to the design.

The new phone, which was released yesterday, is nearly a millimetre thicker than the black one. This means that those who owned a black one will have to buy a new case for it.

Apple has not told anyone about changing the size of the case, in fact in all the official material it says that the white one is the same thickness as the black one.

However, snaps have started to appear online  which show clearly that the white one is bigger. Like most stories the more amusing thing about the pictures is the comments at the bottom, where dedicated followers of Apple insist that the pictures must be fake because Steve did not tell them that the white iPhone would be thicker than the black one.

Others claim it is a storm in a tea-cup and who would need their old case to work with their new phone anyway.

The phone is probably thicker because it had to be made out of a material that did not fade or go yellow due to the heat that the iPhone 4 chucks off. It took Apple a year to come up with the idea of using thicker glass.

The iPhone 4 will be out-of-date soon when Jobs’ Mob releases the iPhone 5. Those who have bought the thicker white phone probably already owned a black one and will junk it for the new model when it comes out later this year.

Apple will probably be pleased to see the back of the iPhone 4 as it suffered from all sorts of glitches and required a rubber band to work. 

The Parable of the White iPhone

Book of Jobs
1. Then the Profit Steve Jobs began to build the MIGHTY iPhone franchise.  2. And in the most holy house he made two Mighty Phones one was of ebony and the other was of Ivory.    He raised them up before the holy place and placed the black in his right and the white in his left.  And he called the white one Jachin, and the left Boaz. 3. He did this so that those of his followers who believeth that black was cool would be able to purchase of the black iPhone while those who believeth in the purity could buy of the white ones.  4. For it was written that the followers of Apple were divided into two.  Those who were virgins and did not wish to be, and those who were virgins and thought it was pretty cool.  Thus those that wanted a girlfriend would partake of  Boaz and those who did not would take of Jachin.5. All was well and God did smile on the iPhone franchise until it came time for the 4G phone to be sold.  The artisans from China came forth unto Jobs and saith “we are a little short of plastic Ivory, we are sure we will have some in soon.”6. So Jobs did releaseth only a phone of ebony and the fanboys who were virgins did wail and gnash their teeth.7. “People will see us with a black phone and assume that we will want to have sexual intercourse with them, just like those with the phones of Boaz.  And they will shun us.”8. So Jobs did promise that an Ivory phone would arrive in December.  But lo the Artisans from China did approach him and sayth.  “When we made thee the white phone we foundeth that the phone did not work.  We calleth yet the watchman did not hear.”9. And Jobs did say: “But that is true also of the black phone thou madeth for me. What is the difference between the phone of light and the phone of darkness?”10. And the Artisans from China spake and said the following proverb : “If a man pisseth into his loin cloth no one will know, if the colour of his cloth be dark.”11.  Jobs was wise and did ask “but surely one would know because of the stink.”12. But the Artisans from China did say “you only asked us about the colour, not if this turd of a camel would go or not.”13. Jobs did agree that was fairth enough and did tell the Virgins that they would not get their phones until next year.  And there was more gnashing of teeth.14. And there came amongst them Magicians who would taketh the phone of darkness and place it inside a case of light.  And many Virgins rushed to buy of their products.15. And Steve Jobs told his security officers and did tell them to meet with these Magicians and cast them out.16. “If I give the people light and dark, it is my concern, for do I not only answer unto the LORD.  Smite them with the writ of Law, rend them limb from limb.    For the Virgins shall have the phone of Ivory when I spaketh and not before.”17. And so the word went out that Apple fanboys must accuse the Magicians of theft. They must say that they must have stolen the cases of Ivory from the Artisans of China and prevented them from truly arriving in the hands of the Virgins of Light.18. And thus it was done and Steve Jobs did maketh lots of cash, but the Virgins were unhappy.

Apple still can't make a white iPhone

The fruity peddler of the broken iPhone 4, Apple apparently cannot come up with the manufacturing smarts to make a white iPhone 4 .

Once heralded for its design genius, Apple has managed to make a complete pig’s ear of the iPhone 4. Not only does it drop calls when you use it in the left hand, but it had a brown screen, security holes and a tendency to crack over time.

In fact if the iPhone 4 had been made by any other company it would have discretely disappeared off the shelves and been replaced by something better by now. Fortunately there are legends of people out there with more money than sense, who have made the faulty phone a success.

But Apple has always managed to make a white version of its products. These are very popular amongst Apple fanboys, but for some reason Jobs’ Mob has been unable to make them this time.

Currently you can buy any colour for the iPhone 4, so long as its black. Jobs said originally that a white version of the phone was coming in July, then it was shifted to the end of the year. Now it seems set to become the Duke Nukem of the mobile world.

Now Apple has said that it would delay release of the white iPhone again, this time until next spring nearly 12 months after the black one hit the shops.

The latest version of the popular handset, the iPhone 4, was released in June, but the white model was delayed first to July, then to the end of the year and now to early next year.

Apple said that it was sorry to disappoint customers waiting for the white iPhone again. Of course it refused to say why it could not make a white plastic case.

In the past Apple has only said the white model was “more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected.”

The dark satanic rumour mill claims that Apple has had trouble with colour matching problems and there is an issue with the device’s backlight.

We think it is more likely that the iPhone 4’s design has some problems with heat which causes the white casing to turn a funny colour. But we are just guessing and since Apple is not saying why, it opens the field to such speculation. 

Forget white iPhones, Orange says, black is the new black

Blighty Punters waiting for a White iPhone 4 will have to wait until the end of the year, according to Orange.

Apparently the telco is telling customers that if they want one of Jobs’s Mobs iPhone 4 in white it will be 2011 at the earliest.

Orange is not telling anyone anything else, but if you want a broken iPhone 4 which requires a rubber band to work, you can have any colour so long as it is black.

Snaps of a white iPhone have appeared on the world wide wibble, but these appear to be photoshopped.

However smart retailers in China have worked out that they can make a bob or two offering a service to Apple fanboys who must have their phones in white.

Apparently you can get a DIY kits to convert your handsets at a cost. There is one site offering to do it like www.whiteiphone4now.com. .

Quite why anyone would be so determined to own a white iPhone is beyond us, but the lack of the beasts is showing up more problems in the Iphone Flaw saga.

Last month Steve Jobs said that the white iPhone would be coming towards the end of September. Even allowing for the fact that Apple treats UK punters like second class citizens and supplies them with toys a long way behind the US, next year does seem a bit of a stretch.

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hellish yarn which claims that a white Iphone is proving too tricky for Jobs’ Mob’s outsourced Chinese plants to make.

Previously Apple has had problems with the white turning to a nicotine stained yellow thanks to the iPhone’s heating.