R&D

Apple to Open Two New Research Centres in China

Apple is looking to establish a couple more research centers in China as demand for the iPhone continues to face stiff competition from local tech companies. Apple plans to invest CNY3.5 billion ($677 million CAD) in research and development in China and set up additional research hubs in Shanghai and Suzhou, after already committing to build facilities in...

Apple to Open a Research and Development Center in Indonesia

According to a Tempo report, Apple is planning to open a research and development center in Jakarta, Indonesia next year. The country’s Communication and Information Minister Rudiantara has said that the preparation of the project development "has progressed to the final stage”, note the source. He continued that Apple would confirm the location next month, with construction and recruitment...

Apple to Open “Independent” R&D Centre In China

Apple has major plans in China: Alongside opening multiple Apple Stores, Tim Cook has recently said that it will open an "independent" research centre, according to Chinese state broadcaster CCTV, as cited by the Wall Street Journal. The Chinese broadcaster showed Tim Cook meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, where the Apple CEO allegedly...

Apple to Open Imaging Research Lab in France

French newspaper Le Dauphiné Libéré reports that Apple will open a research laboratory in Grenoble, France. The lab will focus on developing imaging sensors for the iPhone and iPad, sources informed the French newspaper, as spotted by iPhone.fr (via iDownloadBlog). This seems a logical expansion of Apple's R&D efforts in the area, since about twenty...

Apple Said to Lease 22,000 Square-Foot Space in Kanata

Sources speaking with the Ottawa Business Journal say Apple has leased a 22,100 square-foot suite at a Kanata office complex to set up a facility in the National Capital Region. The facility is said to be devoted to R&D (via AppleInsider). The office space Apple has allegedly leased is located at 411 Legget Dr in...

Apple Spent Just 3.5% of its $233b Revenue on R&D in 2015

According to the latest data compiled and published by Bloomberg, Apple seems to spend the least percentage on research and development (R&D) compared with every other large U.S. technology company. The company spent just 3.5% ($8.1 billion) of its $233 billion in revenue on R&D in fiscal 2015, compared to 21% ($2.6 billion) by Facebook, 22% by Qualcomm...

Apple’s Japanese R&D Facility Slated for 2016

Apple's new research and development centre will be completed sometime in 2016, the mayor of Yokohama announced today during a press release. The announcement confirms a December statement from Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo saying that Apple is building a large R&D facility in Japan. The Japanese NHK (via MacOtakara) reports that the R&D centre...

Apple to Build Cutting-Edge R&D Centre in Japan, Says Prime Minister

Apple has plans to build a "cutting-edge" new research and development centre in Japan, the Japanese Prime Minister, Abe Shinzo, announced on Tuesday. "Apple has decided to undertake cutting-edge R&D in Japan," Jiji news service quoted Abe as saying in a campaign speech outside of Tokyo ahead of Sunday’s general election. "It will be formally...

Apple R&D Office Rumoured for Cambridge, UK

Apple will allegedly open its first UK research and development office, in Cambridge, within the next few weeks, reports Business Weekly (via MacGeneration). The newspaper's sources reveal that Apple's R&D offices will be located at 90 Hills Road, a piece of real estate ranked as Grade A office space in Cambridge. Apple will reportedly start...

Apple’s $1.6B in Q3 R&D Suggests New Product Categories

Apple has spent 4% of its sales revenue, or $1.6 billion, on research and development during the past quarter, up 36% compared to the R&D spending reported for the same period a year ago. This kind of spending is proof of new products coming, says BTIG Research analyst Walt Piecyck, speaking with the Financial Times....