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Is Apple Inc. (AAPL) Ramping Up In This Department?

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Time and time again, we bring you pieces related to the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) supply chain (this piece may surprise you). As you know, if Cupertino does not have its supply chain in check things can get bad for the company in no time at all.

Apple Inc. (AAPL)While it can be a challenge to keep up with everything Apple is doing in terms of its supply chain, there is always good information floating around.

For instance, Digitimes recently posted a piece about IC orders from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) beginning to ramp up. As you can imagine, this type of news piques the interest of many as it may be a sign of bigger things to come in the future.

Here is a brief excerpt talking about what Apple is trying to accomplish:

“Apple has stepped up its pace of chip orders indicating the vendor is gearing up to launch new products. IC orders placed by Apple for the third quarter have nearly doubled over the prior quarter, according to sources at its supply chain partners.”

Whether or not Apple is truly gearing up to launch new products is yet to be seen, but this does make perfect sense.

With new iPhone and iPad devices set to be announced in the months to come, it is safe to say that Apple is spending a lot of time focused on its supply chain. Here is more from the same article:

“Overall IC shipments for iOS devices in the second half of 2013 are expected to account for as high as 70% of the total for the year, the sources indicated.

Apple started to reduce its chip orders in the fourth quarter of 2012, and maintained the slow pace of orders until second-quarter 2013, the sources said. Shipments for iPhone components from the IC supply chain, for example, fell to about 20 million units quarterly during the period, the sources noted.”

If nothing else, this goes a long way in showing that the second half of 2013 is going to be a busy one for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) as well as the many companies that make up its supply chain.

Big things are on the horizon for Cupertino, and consumers and investors are hoping to hear more about this in the coming months.

With IC shipments on the rise, we can only wonder what Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has in store.

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