Purchasing lower quality hardware for your competitors permalink

We told HP we needed better displays [for the Pre 3]. They’d come back and say, ‘Apple bought them all. Our suppliers tell us we need to build them a factory if we want the displays’ and they weren’t willing to put the billion dollars upfront to do that,” one source said. “The same thing happened with cameras. We’d pick a part, turns out Apple picked the same part. We were screwed left and right.

Apple literally purchased their competitors into lower quality hardware. That’s just plain nuts. I mean, I can see how its possible if you KNOW you have the demand - which Apple does given its legions of fans. But still, that’s just freaking nuts. If you see a delay in high density displays making their way into other products, now you know why.

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