"Apple's research and development spending has increased from $ 1 billion in 2009 to a forecast $ 13 billion this year, not including stock-based compensation, according to a Thursday announcement from analyst Wamsi Mohan in Bank of America," reports Kif Leswing for CNBC. ""
"& # 39; Patents around wearables suggest that Apple can target AirPods with biometric sensors, Apple Watch with UV monitoring, gesture recognition for AR / VR applications, machine learning projects to enable autonomous driving and integration of various existing devices by car , "according to the note, Leswing reports. Analysts say investors are focusing on "apparent lack of continuous innovation at Apple," but believe Apple is investing appropriately in new product categories. "When the iPhone (once in a generation's product) becomes the basis for comparison, everything else, but successful, is growing," the analysts say. "
" Apple's massive scale can also mask how much of its smaller product lines are, "Leswing reports." The wearables business in just 4 years is the size of a fortune 200 company with [$[estimated] $ 1
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