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Apple in China

2012-01-25 15:23:28.017473+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Okay, I hate to link to the New York Times, but two in one day: NY Times: How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work:

“The entire supply chain is in China now,” said another former high-ranking Apple executive. “You need a thousand rubber gaskets? That’s the factory next door. You need a million screws? That factory is a block away. You need that screw made a little bit different? It will take three hours.”

Yep. To design a change now, you have to fly to China so that you can figure out how you can make the supply chain support that change. How long do you think we're gonna maintain our lead?

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-01-25 21:15:10.378065+00 by: jeff

As we all know, outsourcing our "intellectual capital" to a foreign country is knowingly committing suicide as a country and a world power.