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Apple Inc. is putting a record $10.5 billion to work in new technology including assembly robots

Apple Inc. is putting a record $10.5 billion to work in new technology — from assembly robots to milling machines.

The spending, which Apple outlined in its fiscal 2014 capital-expenditure forecast, underscores how the world’s most valuable company is diving deeper into designing and inventing technology for its manufacturing process.

The spending is also playing a role in Apple’s push to add more production in the U.S. after years of doing most of the work in Asia, a practice that has led to worker abuses. The machines for GT Advanced will be used at a new plant in Arizona. And Apple’s new Mac Pro, which will go on sale next month, will also be assembled in the U.S. with robotics technology used in automobile manufacturing. More from Bloomberg…

Here’s a video look at the Mac Pro manufacturing process…

 

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