Apple’s pink dream is to shift production of all products to self-support. That is, ideally, the company wants all components of its laptops, smartphones and accessories to be produced exclusively in its own factories. In the meantime, you have to look for other ways to reduce costs.
Speaking of cogs. According to insiders, all subsequent MacBook models will come with screws and plastic elements from completely different suppliers. Existing partner manufacturers will lose about 10-15% of profits on this.
Apple management is currently negotiating with metric manufacturers. For the first time in the company’s history, cost reduction will occur due to such unobvious components as screws.
And if the replacement of miniature bolts does not affect the performance of laptops, there is a risk that service centers can frankly torment themselves with new fasteners. Saving on metric elements can result in a global problem, and macbooks will at all give in to only a single disassembly. Dismantled – change loose screws and damaged threads.
I want to believe that this will not work, but the fact remains: Apple is looking for a way to save on production. [CoM]