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

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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11 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

4. jsdechavez

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

6. felipesantana54

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 15, 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!

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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, '...'?

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Apple information displayed on Google Maps. Ouch.

5. jsdechavez

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

So we won't get lost.

7. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

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

3. KiranPAUSER

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

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

9. sbfalex

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 25, 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!

10. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 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

11. sbfalex

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

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

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