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What's The Big Surprise? Apple Spending Record Amounts on New Machinery and Equipment

What's The Big Surprise? Apple Spending Record Amounts on New Machinery and Equipment

Todd Haselton

A new spending report from Asymco revealed that Apple is investing heavily in new machinery and equipment. So heavily, in fact, that the company spent a record breaking $1.3 billion on machinery and equipment during last quarter alone. Asymco analyst Horace Dediu, the author of the report, said that Apple will need to spend $2.5 billion per quarter for the next two quarters in order to...

Apple Will Use Liquidmetal in "Breakthrough Product," Inventor Says; We're Guessing New iPhone

Apple Will Use Liquidmetal in "Breakthrough Product," Inventor Says; We're Guessing New iPhone

Todd Haselton

Earlier today we saw renders of a new Liquidmetal iPhone that were drafted up by an artist, but those were just concept images and weren't the real deal. We've heard rumors that Apple will use Liquidmetal — a strong alloy that looks like stainless steel — but we haven't heard exactly when or for what. BusinessInsider sat down with Liquidmetal's inventor, Dr. Atakan Peker, to learn a bit...