If we didn't build Apple computers and components in Malaysia, then they would have to come to us! Apple computer exists because of our 'WANTS'. Those high tech people would be better off inventing new technologies that could, for instance, make cars more efficient (woefully inefficient today) by using diesel technology, home heating systems more efficient, foods more wholesome and safer eliminating obesity, better types of insulation, better, longer lasting highway paving materials,......... The list is endless! These are all things that are NEEDS, not WANTS. Instead of a GPS for your wrist, invent something truly useful. Instead of parking thousands of 'thinkers' behind desks designing some trinket, release them to do something worthwhile. Sure it's hard to let people go but look what's happening today by not having jobs because they are all overseas.
What point is there in making more efficient cars? Cars are a want. You don't need a car. Take the bus, ride a bike or walk.
Who gets to say what is "worthwhile"?
A tablet computer like an iPad is a "trinket" for you but for me, it's how I get my schedule for work. I know what I'm doing a month before I do it. I can record information on equipment I'm working on. If I need tech support, I can go online and look for what I need. I can take a picture and email it to the office or another co worker to help me out if I need it.
Is an iPad a "need" or a "want"?
Could I be an HVAC tech without it? Sure, but it's a lot easier with it than without.