3.4 Billion USD: What Apple Spent On R&D In 2012

November 1, 2012 6:02 am

We had spotted some interesting Apple sales stats in the past – while we understand that sales would lag R&D and other spending, that would seem to indicate some solid products coming from Apple in the next couple of years – we spotted this interesting stat that Apple spent a total of 3.4 Billion USDs on R&D for the whole of 2012 (Source)

How do we digest this number? By comparing it with other biggies, of course. Microsoft spent a whopping $9.8 Billion on R&D last year (Source). Solid difference, that.

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