The Apple products’ production is quite a process. The design is done in California and the assembly takes place in China. But, there’s more detail in the manufacturing process than meet the eyes. Apparently, Apple utilizes the expertise of different manufacturers to produce its iPhone parts before the assembly takes place in China. These independent manufacturers make individual parts which are put together to make the iPhone itself. That said, let’s dissect the manufacturing and assembly process.
Apple products are simply an assembly of different parts. The organization designs their products and outsources the manufacture of each of the parts. For instance, the iPhone is made up of a fine screen, battery, body cover, Wi-Fi receptors, and gyroscope among others. Each of this part is separately made in bulk by different manufacturers. Once that is done, the parts are transported to an assembly point where they are brought together to make complete pieces.
- Camera production
Apple devices have great cameras. Sony is a leading Apple partner in the production of cameras. They are off high quality and are durable. Qualcomm is also a producer of Apple cameras. The organization is U.S based but has branches world over. They are situated in countries like Japan (just like Sony), Brazil, and some parts of Europe.
The distribution of these business indicate who their clients are and where they are concentrated. Austria and Indonesia also have branches or Qualcomm in operation.
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) is what Apple products use. These screens are produced by a Japan based company called Sharp. Other than Sharp, LG also supplies Apple with their screen. These are the best producers in the world and that explains why Apple continues to shine. The company relies on quality made by great organizations.
- Touch ID
This is one of the features that define Apple. The touch ID lets you unlock your phone through touch recognition. This is a trademark feature as well as a security feature. The organization behind this is TSMC, and are assisted by Taiwan based Xintec. Together, these two make the best security features for iPhones.
Most Android phones have implemented touch IDs too. But, the technology is mostly associated with iPhones and will continue to be their trademark for the longest time possible.
Tell me a smart phone without Wi-Fi connectivity and show you an elephant without tasks; a rare occurrence! Without Wi-Fi, your product may never sell as expected. That is why iPhones rely on a company called Murata to make their Wi-Fi chips. The company is located in the U.S. At the same time, the organization has outlets in Europe, South and North America and Asia too.
TSMC not only makes the touch ID technology but also the iPhone processors. When it comes to production of processors, the giant tech company gets help from Samsung. Together, though independently, ensures iPhone has sufficient processors for assembly. That way, they can sustain their production of quality and continue taking the lead as far as technology is concerned.
Apple products boast of great processors. Not only do they have the best ingredients for the manufacture of processors, they also get the production work done by experts. This combination gives birth to a highly competitive brand. This is one of the reasons iPhone will keep dictating the tech world.
Processors determine a lot. Technically, a processor is a device’s brain. The faster and more efficient it is the better the service. This means value for money and more clients attracted. In return, the company realizes increased profits and gross income.
This is another key area in the production of Apple products. So, who makes iPhone memories and where does this production take place? Samsung is a leading producer of iPhone memories. Most Apple products have sufficient memories and this makes them desirable.
After particular parts have been manufactured, it is now time to assemble these parts. Once the assembly is done, the products will be distributed to wholesalers and distributers for supply. This depends on the need – the places with higher demand get higher supplies. Apple has done proper research and found out where demand is high.
That determined, they work to ensure assembly and distribution centers are close. They’ve also minimized the distance between production and assembly. Now that we know where and who does the manufacturing of parts, let’s see where these parts are assembled.
The Assembly of Apple Products
Apple products are popular and unique. Once the particular parts have been manufactured, they’re moved to the assembly quarters in Taiwan. In Taiwan, there are two major companies tasked with the responsibility to assemble Apple parts.
You’ve heard of iPods and iPads. When it’s assembly time, the Taiwan based company categorizes the Apple products in different groups. Apart from iPhones and iPads, iPods are also assembled and distributed. These devices come in different designs and are assembled in numbers advised by the market need. Most Apple products’ consumers are believed to be wealthy people. The brand is associated with class and wealth, although, that’s not always the case. Most clients opt for Apple devices because of the quality offered.
So, which are these companies responsible for the assembly of the Apple products? They include; Pegatron and Foxconn.
The aforementioned companies do brilliantly when it comes to assembly and that’s why Apple prefers them.
The production of Apple products takes place in phases. Parts are produced independently then later assembled. Apple has given many different companies world over the mandate to do these productions. Most of these manufacturers doing Apple productions are in Japan, Taiwan, the U.S. and most other European and American countries. Asia too has a considerable number of countries and companies doing manufacturing for Apple.
The two phased manufacturing process is completed by assembly of the individual parts. Once assembly is done, the complete products are now ready to taste the market. At that point they are distributed until they get to the final consumer.