Tag Archive: Spending

Apple’s R&D spending proves innovation isn’t all about money

When it comes to innovation, Apple is proving that it’s not all about the money. While competitors like Google, Facebook and Qualcomm are dumping huge percentages of their revenue back into R&D on projects like autonomous cars and Internet drones, a recent Bloomberg report highlights how Apple has gotten the biggest bang for its buck […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Apple revs up R&D spending amid iCar rumors

Amid rumors that it might be building an electric car, Apple revealed that is has boosted its R&D spending by $ 1.5 billion this year. While Apple is dumping more money into R&D, it’s also been able to trim costs in…Read more ›

Apple’s $425 million spike in R&D spending points to new products in pipeline

Eddie Cue thinks 2014 will be the best product pipeline Apple’s had in 25 years, and according to the company’s latest filings with the SEC, they’re certainly pouring enough money into R&D back him up. Apple increased spending in research in development…Read more ›

Apple Makes ‘Greatest Acquisition Ever’ By Spending $16B On Its Own Shares

apple_sign_on_building_in_black_and_white-wideApple may not be snapping up big companies all over the place like Yahoo!, but it is buying lots of shares in one major corporation — itself. Last quarter, the Cupertino company spent $16 billion on 36 million of its own shares, which cost, on average, just over $444 apiece. That’s according to calculations made […]

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500 Million iTunes Users Are Spending $40 A Year On Average [Report]


iTunes users spend an average of $ 40 a year on digital content, according to the latest report from Asymco’s Horace Dedio. And with more than 500 million users, Apple is raking in over $ 5.5 billion in iTunes sales revenue every single quarter.

That’s more than some technology companies see in total, and Apple’s making it on just one service.

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Man Pleads Guilty To Spending $1 Billion On Apple Stock & Bringing Down His Company


Securities trader David Miller has pleaded guilty to fraud after buying $ 1 billion of Apple stock without permission and bringing down his company. The 40-year-old purchased 1.625 million Apple shares on the day the Cupertino company reported its third-quarter results in October 2012, hoping that he’d be able to make a profit when the share price rose.

Instead, the share price fell and Miller’s gamble backfired, sending Rochdale Securities under.

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Apple Spending $304 Million In Texas To Create 3,600 Jobs [Report]

Apple isnt giving any love to SXSW this year, but thats not keeping the company from investing $ 304 million in a new campus to create 3,600 jobs. The campus wont be responsible for the new new iPad, but instead focus on administrative responsibilities and customer support. Gov. Rick Perry today announced that Apple will expand its presence in Texas with a $ 304 million  [Read More…]

What Is Apple Spending Billions On In 2012? Futuristic Chip Factories And Retooling Samsung Are Both Possibilities [Report]

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In an intriguing note, a Wall Street analyst suggests Samsung you know, the South Korean company keeping Apples legal department in yachts and private islands could be one of the beneficiaries of $ 3.4 billion Apple will spend to retool suppliers factories in 2012. Or Apple could just build itself a couple of state-of-the-art chip factories from scratch.   Apple says it plans  [Read More…]

Apples Annual 10-K Form for 2011: Increased Spending and More Employees

Apple has filed its annual 10-K form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year. The companys spending has increased and there has been a considerable number of new employees added to the payroll since last year. Some highlights: There has been a 35% increase in ad spending from $ 691 million to $ 933 million. R&D expenses increased36% to $ 2.4 billion. Apple now has 60,400  [Read More…]