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Apple spent $11.6 billion in R&D in 2017 (its most ever)

Tech companies claimed the top five spots in the U.S. for research and development spending again last year, investing a combined total of $76 billion. Amazon was at the top of the list, spending $22.6 billion in 2017, 41% more than in 2016, according to Recode.

Amazon is followed in R&D spending by Alphabet, Intel, Microsoft and Apple. Apple spent $11.6 billion in 2017, compared to $10.39 billion in 2016. It’s the tech giant’s highest R&D spend ever.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.