Netease technology news on January 3, according to BGR, a new research report by Ming chikuo, a well-known analyst at Apple, said that Apple would restructure its suppliers of airpodspro, the next generation smart watch Apple watch and the portable mobile product iPod touch. This highlights Apples relentless efforts to maximize supply, streamline operations and improve profitability.
In particular, Guo pointed out that luxshare precision, based in Shenzhen, China, will become the only supplier of S-Series chips carried by Apple watch. At the same time, Apple has approached another Chinese company, Goethe, in the hope that the latter will help it produce airpodspro. As a result, Apple will soon have two suppliers of airpodspro, which will ultimately help the company meet consumer demand for the next generation of airpodspro.
In the recent holiday sales season, the supply of airpodspro is a little small and one machine is hard to find. Some analysts point out that apple is still trying to meet consumer demand. In addition, in recent months, there has been an explosion of overall interest in various types of airpods. A study a few weeks ago showed that Apples cumulative air pods shipments in 2019 are expected to double those in 2018.
Although it seems common for apple to adjust or increase its suppliers, this highlights the operational advantages of Apples business. In fact, Apples financial success over the past 20 years is largely due to the companys operational strategy.
When Tim Cook first joined apple in 1998, he was senior vice president of global operations. Cook took office immediately after streamlining the companys supply chain, and significantly reduce product inventory.
Many may recall that in the middle of the first decade of the 21st century, cook had foresight to advance billions of dollars to suppliers to ensure preferential prices for flash chips. The move not only ultimately helped Apple increase its profit margin, but also ensured that Apple was able to meet consumers strong demand for its multimedia player, the iPod. (Liu Chun)
Source: Wang Fengzhi, editor in charge of Netease Technology Report