How Big Is the Apple iEconomy?

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Apple (NAS: AAPL) has been getting an awful lot of bad press lately over sending jobs overseas that will never come back. While the situation itself is nothing new, the most recent round of media blitzing began when TheNew York Times ran an article in January on why iPhones are manufactured in China instead of the good ol' US of A.

The report sparked a series of others on Apple's supply-chain and working-condition controversies, which are well beyond the scope of this article, so I'll just stick with the jobs aspect.