Apple decided to take things into their own hands and tightened control over the manufacture of parts for the MacBook. As reported by DigiTimes, it will significantly reduce the profits of manufacturers.
According to rumors, the company will discuss the cost of the components directly with suppliers. Previously, Apple has never interfered in the purchase of items, and only provided a list of required.
Now everything will become stricter and the price of the processors, panels, batteries, chassis, and modules heat dissipation will be closely monitored. Of course, the purpose of this operation is to save money that badly affect the earnings of the producers. According to analysts, it needs to be reduced by 10-15%.
New methods of procurement
Now Apple will have an eye for detail, which requires special materials, like copper and cobalt. Digging is going to directly set prices and volumes of orders for components, and control schedule of deliveries and shipments.
The desire to save money has little to do with the sales figures MacBook. Despite the overall gloom in the PC market, Apple continues to be successful. For the year 2018, the number of sold MacBook grew by 2.38% and amounted 18,98 million units. And for 2017, this number had already increased by 9.31%.
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