“Apple is quietly investing far more money to acquire talent, technology and production capacity than the market appears to realize, having liberally outspent even Google over the past year,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.

“While the identity of a significant number of Apple’s acquisitions remains intentionally shrouded in mystery, the dollar figure of Apple’s acquisition investments is publicly accounted in the company’s financial statements,” Dilger reports. “In total, over the past five quarters Apple has officially reported total acquisition investments of $11.12 billion, in addition to the $1.02 billion in cash ‘business acquisition’ payments. Quite clearly, Apple is secretly buying up far more assets in talent, technology and production capacity than the tech and business media are acknowledging (or are perhaps aware of), even though this data is public available.”

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