Apple starts inspections of factories in China. It seems like this sort of thing was actually Apple’s plan for a while. Remember a few years ago when Apple hardware started arriving with tracking information starting in Shenzen? Why do that unless you want to highlight where all of the gadgets are coming from? Prior to that, most Americans had never heard of Shenzen or Foxconn, and now there’s a constant stream of articles about it, people visiting the factories, and public outcry about the working conditions. Some of that is aimed at Apple, but it also seems like something that Apple may have been powerless to fix without the accompanying outcry.