According to a recent Bloomberg report, Apple is going to invest a record amount of $10.5 billion in the manufacturing process of its iPhone and iPad units. Adam Satariano with the Bloomberg publication points out that Appleâ€™s investment is going to range from assembly robots to milling machines. Apple is apparently investing in the production process to give the the company a leg up on the competition. Satariano details further:
Muthuraman Ramasamy, an analyst with consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, describes the new machinery that Apple is investing in:
Apple is definitely making a lot of changes in its supply chain, probably effects of Tim Cookâ€™s deep knowledge and expertise in this field. Recently, details on more advanced manufacturing processes from Apple have been revealed, as the company is looking to build a sapphire plant in Arizona and a chip fabric in upstate NewYork.