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Japan to Brazil: Interactive map shows how diverse Apple's suppliers are

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Apple releases a suppliers list annually, and someone went through the trouble to map the worldwide chain, revealing that Cupertino is not counting just on China's manufacturing prowess, but its components base is spread at quite a few places.

Still, it's Japan, China, Hong Kong and South Korea as the Asian tigers that provide the bulk of iPhone, iPad, Macs and iPod parts, but the US is in the mix at quite a few places, too, there are operations in Europe, and even as far as Brasil.


source: ChinaFile via TUAW                                        View the map in full screen.

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posted on 15 Feb 2013, 03:55 1

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Now they're talking about reaching Brazil...
Boy o boys, does it get more funnier than this.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 07:31

4. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


haha.. Exactly.. I wonder how much they'd pay to use 'iPhone' there.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:20

6. felipesantana54 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


asshole in here in Brazil we are not isheep like most of you here we use GALAXY SII SIII NOTE II, XPERIA, Lumia. smartphones really not that crap toy you call best phone ever icrap!

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 09:58

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Felip, there's a gap here. You should know the signifacance of a quoted text or word. It can also be a metaphor.
And here, Chevez is talking about how much 'Apple' has to pay Gradiente to use the name 'iPhone'...see the quote, '...'?

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 04:11 6

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2139; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Apple information displayed on Google Maps. Ouch.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 07:31 1

5. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


So we won't get lost.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:22

7. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Ha, I was going post how ironic that the Apple supply chain was made using Google Maps...but you beat me to it.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 04:29 2

3. KiranPAUSER (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


Siri siri?
Yes Papa.
Bluetooth sharing?
No papa.
File manager?
No papa.
Open Apple Map?
Ha ha ha!

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 10:05

9. sbfalex (Posts: 25; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


hong kong does not even have a manufacturing base... for any products... it's Taiwan, not Hong Kong, that rounds out the 4 asian countries supplying for Apple. Get your facts straight phone arena!

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 15:15

10. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


I think it's great that they're providing 7yr old Asian kids with work. Times is hard and rice isn't getting any cheaper.

^joke

posted on 16 Feb 2013, 09:39

11. sbfalex (Posts: 25; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


it's never a joke when the subject is about race and poverty

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