one of the keys to apple’s success has been spending money on operations. so when apple wanted a special lighting solution that required a laser capable of creating nearly invisible holes, they didn’t just get a few of these special lasers…they bought all of them. for the record, i am pretty sure this is exactly what industrial lasers look like. pew! pew!
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bloomberg businessweek: apple’s supply-chain secret? hoard lasers, by adam satariano and peter burrows