Apple’s iPhone 4S greeted with a strike in Italy?
Apple’s iPhone 4S launch in Italy on Friday may have hit a small roadblock in the capital city of Rome, where it appears the new smartphone from the consumer device giant was greeted by more than just eager customers.
As per Italian news site La Repubblica and a video that is circulating on the Internet, some employees of the Apple store in Rome East went on strike to ask for improved working conditions.
An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment on the video or confirm if some of the company’s Italian retail employees really did strike.
The video shows workers wearing blue T-shirts holding a sign saying “Strike Different” — a take on Apple’s famous “Think Different” slogan — in front of an Apple store.
The protest is unusual as Apple is revered globally for its products and culture. Moreover, people are only too eager to work for the company. An Apple store employee in the United States is also trying to unionize retail workers.
Watch the video for yourself, if you speak Italian.