Apple announces two more R&D centers in China

Apple has formally announced plans to expand its research and development centres in China, bringing the company’s total investment in R&D in the country to more than 3.5 billion yuan (~$500m). The two new centres announced today in Shanghai and Suzhou will join the centres in Beijing and Shenzhen that Apple announced last summer and last fall, respectively.
In the press release announcing the new locations, Apple notes that it plans to work with “more local technology partners to develop advanced technology and services for customers in China and around the world” and aims to “develop technical experts in the Apple supply chain and graduates from [Chinese] universities,” adding that it has partnered with several schools to create internship programs to “help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs.” Apple is expected to open all four research and development centres later this year.

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