- Forum: AAPL Investors
Shipping (to the end user or retail) is only part of the story. Apple uses logistics across suppliers and manufacturing partners to keep their supply chain humming. The parts of an iPhone or MacBook Pro aren't all manufactured on site in Foxconn's factory. Apple moves a lot of physical materials around the planet. Something the BOM-thumpers like iFixit conveniently ignore when deconstructing Apple's supposed costs.