Despite what The Times says this isn’t true:
Apple looks to buy Japanese smartphone factory
Firstly, there aren’t any smartphone factories in Japan. They’re all in China. Secondly, if Apple was about to buy a smartphone factory in a high cost country like Japan then that would presage their ability to build smartphones in the US, wouldn’t it? And that just ain’t gonna happen.
So, what is happening?
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Apple is considering the joint purchase of a Japanese smartphone screen factory for as much as $820 million.