In the wake of rumors that Apple is set to abandon its one-size-fits-all design policy and release budget iPhones with larger screens, where does this leave its current standard bearer? Apple has started “reshoring” production of some of its products (but not iPhones, yet) back to the US, but will this move eventually change the big picture that follows?
In this infographic, financesonline.com traces the iPhone 5 supply and manufacturing chain. Did you know that 90% of all the rare-earth minerals used on an iPhone 5’s circuitry, screen, speakers, and glass cover are mined in China and Inner Mongolia?
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