Apple plans to invest $500 million for new research centers in China



Apple is trying to tap into local talent by building new
research centers around the world. As spotted by
MacRumors
, the company just announced on its
Chinese website
that it is going to build two new R&D
centers in Shanghai and Suzhou.

This is going to be a significant investment as Apple plans to
spend 3.5 billion yuan, or a little bit more than $500 million.
The company already
announced
research centers in Beijing and Shenzhen, so
there will be four centers in China in total. Apple also has
teams in France, Israel, the U.K., Japan and Sweden.

Apple said that some of those engineers will work on supply
chain improvements. Most of Apple’s products are manufactured
in China. And some of the best electronics engineers in the
world who can help you ship tens of millions of devices a year
also live in China.

It could be easier to work on proprietary Chinese protocols
with a local team in China as well. Apple needs to make sure
that its devices work on all Chinese networks.

So it seems logical that Apple would go beyond partnering with
local firms in China by creating its own research centers. This
way, Apple has a foot on the ground and gets the best of both
worlds.

As a side effect, Apple shows that it is willing to invest in
the Chinese economy. It’s a great way to convince the Chinese
government that you deserve favors.

Apple already has many different stores in China. Apple is also
the
fourth
smartphone maker in China behind Oppo, Huawei and
Vivo. China is a key market for Apple, and today’s new research
centers prove that once again.


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