It is a well known fact that iPhones, as are most Apple devices and other consumer electronics, are assembled and mostly built in China. However, what most people don’t know are where exactly all the parts come from, why they come from where they do, and who it is making them there. Well, Alex Hillsberg of Finances Online created a wonderful inforgraphic to explain all of this. Something interesting found inside the inforgraphic is when it says “The no. 1 reason to outsource is FAST not cheap labor.” The issue, it suggests, isn’t that manufacturing in the United States would be so much more expensive (actually he estimates the devices would only be $2-3 more if built here), it is that it would take too long to staff somewhere that could actually build them. If you are interested, below is the full infographic, or visit Finances Online to see it as well: Finances Online.
What do you think? What parts surprised you? Did any of it? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.