“Apple’s multi-year effort to develop its own servers and networking hardware has reportedly been driven in large part by security concerns, as the company worries that supply chain tampering may lead to deeply embedded vulnerabilities which are difficult to find and remediate,” AppleInsider reports.
“Apple’s fears center around the possibility that infrastructure equipment could be intercepted by third parties between the time it leaves the manufacturer and the time it arrives at Apple’s datacenters, according to The Information,” AppleInsider reports. “The company believes that malicious actors could be adding new or modified components that would enable unauthorized access.”
“This fear is said to have been a primary driver of the company’s strategy to move as much infrastructure design as possible in-house,” AppleInsider reports. “The gargantuan size of such a task — Apple’s cloud services serve tens of billions of requests each day — has led to delays in reducing its reliance on outside service providers like Google and Amazon.”
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