Apple Is The World’s Second Largest Buyer Of Many Sensors

May 2, 2011 4:15 pm

Sure, Apple sells a tonne of things – what we did not realize was, in the process, Apple also has become a big buyer of many things. We spotted this statistic today:

“The multitude of sensors found in devices like the iPhone 4, iPad and iPod touch have made Apple the second-largest buyer of microelectromechanical sensors, with the company positioned to overtake market leader Samsung.

“Consumers in 2010 happily bought up Apple products including the iPhone 4, the iPad and iPod Touch,” said Jeremie Bouchaud, principal analyst for MEMS at iSuppli. “Much of the appeal of these products lies in their sophisticated user interfaces, which rely heavily on MEMS sensors, specifically accelerometers, gyroscopes and microphones. This caused Apple’s purchasing to boom in 2010.”

Statistics Source: Apple Insider

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