Neither did Apple make the world of offshore manufacturing and container shipping, nor can they afford to buck the trend.
The blame lies elsewhere. The off shoring of our economy started happening 40 years ago. The reasons were apparent then just as they are today. People in the US refuse to be honest about why it's happening, so it will no doubt continue.
But Apple is not to blame.
It is up to the people in that country to resist unfair labor practices. They could have used some help but help is not forthcoming from this nation.
A number of times, I've posted here that I'm not in favor of any more splits, that is the conventional type and I'm in favor of keeping cash on hand instead of giving out a dividend. I believe most people would disagree.
Some companies and government agencies (NASA in particular) allow their engineers to pick whatever computer type they want since their IT components have begun to allow cross platform connection to their internal networks. When given the choice, many have picked the Mac and its OS X over Windows System 7, I think, because they have a Mac at home and prefer to use it. A lot of people have switched to Macs as their home computers recently and they now want them in their work. So some companies and agencies allow them to choose. There is no doubt that Windows 7 is a good OS - a heck of a lot better than XP and Vista. But when given the choice, those who have Macs at home, will pick Macs at work.
Since it took a while for people to switch to Macs at home, and it took even longer to convince IT that Macs could be supported on corporate networks, it's no wonder that Mac usage in business continued to drop even as people switched. But after IT was convinced it was OK, then adoption in the corporate environment began to increase. I expect the Mac will pick-up quite a bit more corporate business.
Foxconn is thinking about opening a plant in Brazil. Why? Because labor is cheeper there then in China or less restrictions, or more tax benefits. How many people in the U.S. will work at the same price as the Chinese and now the Brazilians. A leveling out of wages. Ours goes down and theirs goes up until there equal. That means, there will be a very have class and a very have not class. There will be no middle class or upward mobility. That is the only way jobs are going to come back to the U.S. A currently very popular former president and wife team were strong proponents of this except the jobs were going to Mexico then. Now Mexico is too expensive.