How U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work
Another critical advantage for Apple was that China provided engineers
at a scale the United States could not match. Apple’s executives had
estimated that about 8,700 industrial engineers were needed to oversee
and guide the 200,000 assembly-line workers eventually involved in
manufacturing iPhones. The company’s analysts had forecast it would
take as long as nine months to find that many qualified engineers in
the United States.
In China, it took 15 days.
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