Jobs is megalomaniacal. He's not the CEO anymore, though that doesn't excuse previous actions. Apple is a company, no question. They get much of thier hardware from the same factories as Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus, etc, so there isn't much corporate benefit they can claim there. They have put pressure on manufacturers previously to improve worker conditions - usually only after media coverage of the issues involved however. Their push towards removing heavy metals from their screens and motherboards was accelerated by calls against Apple by Greenpeace - not because Apple was the worst offender RE: pollution (they were much better than Dell and others at the time), but because it got the most press to call out Apple. Getting all the coverage they did, however, pushed apple into being better about its environmental practices, which other manufacturers have benefited from as well - since they all deal with the same factories. Take a look at the new planned Apple headquarters in Cupertino. An old HP campus, they will be reclaiming tons of surface space in the name of grass and trees, getting more office space and parking through better design than the old building plan. http://9to5mac.com/2011/08/12/cupertino-releases-detailed-drawings-of-mothership-applehq-building/ Apple's not some great anti-company out for the good of mankind. It's a company which exists to make money by making computers. If we as the consumer base can pressure them (or any company) into doing a better job of taking care of their workers and the environment, it's up to us to keep the pressure on them by voting with our dollars.