Feb 26, 2022 - Economy

4. How Apple uses its supply chain as a weapon

Illustration collage of a punching fist framed by Apple headphones and geometric shapes

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Apple for years has left competitors scrambling for parts — while locking up its own healthy supply.

Why it matters: Apple has used a range of tactics, from investing in suppliers to pre-paying for components.

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