Apple's 10-Q Filing Reveals Major Increase in Spending on Manufacturing

Apple's 10-Q Filing Reveals Major Increase in Spending on Manufacturing

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Apple's 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveals that it's commitments for third-party manufacturing and components increased 22% quarter over quarter to $15.4 billion.

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty notes that these commitments are a signal of "major product ramps" in the next few months. Huberty also indicated that Apple has committed $5.6 billion towards product tooling and manufacturing process equipment, advertising, research and development, and Internet and telecommunications services. That's an increase of 100% sequentially.

Apple's total commitments of $21 billion are up 46% year-over-year and 36% from the prior quarter. That's the highest sequential growth since Apple launched the original iPhone in 2007.

Huberty says there are two likely reasons for the increase. First, Apple is planning to build more iPhones than ever for a record setting launch, as other reports have already indicated. Second, Apple may be planning to enter a new product category this year. Perhaps with the much rumored iWatch.

Apple's third quarter results reveal a 36% increase in research and development spending over the previous year. The company spent $1.6 billion in the quarter, about 4% of sales, on R&D. That's the highest ratio since 2006, the year before Apple unveiled its first iPhone.

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[via AppleInsider]


Apple's 10-Q Filing Reveals Major Increase in Spending on Manufacturing

Apple's 10-Q Filing Reveals Major Increase in Spending on Manufacturing
Erwin - July 25, 2014 at 5:58pm
Something big is coming.
Fukscrawn John - July 25, 2014 at 5:47pm
Because they know from surveys and awards from all these years how people will switch from galaxy to iPhone all because of size, yet samshit doesn't have a chance after the release, back to home appliances with them.
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