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The M&A deals behind the iPhone X [interactive timeline]

With the iPhone X available to order starting Friday, we looked under the hood to identify some of the key acquisitions behind its signature features.

Since releasing the first iPhone more than a decade ago, Apple has completed 70 acquisitions, according to the PitchBook Platform. And like its predecessors, the iPhone X has benefited from its designer’s sustained dealmaking down the years.

Apple’s latest purchase was that of New Zealand’s PowerbyProxi, a maker of large-scale and industrial wireless charging products.

For the interactive datagraphic below, we’ve pulled data on the deals behind the facial recognition and eye tracking features of the iPhone X, along with its OLED touchscreen, A11 bionic chip and TrueDepth camera system:

*Updated 11/2/2017


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    Written by Adam Putz

    Adam writes about M&A at PitchBook. Originally from Minnesota, Adam studied philosophy and journalism before earning a PhD in English from the University of Warwick. He is the author of The Celtic Revival in Shakespeare’s Wake (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). When he’s not covering the latest deal or financial news out of Europe, Adam likes to write about environmental issues. In his free time, Adam enjoys hiking and canoeing, reading and traveling.

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