Almost all the hardware (and some very crucial apps and software, too) are built in Shenzhen. While the average consumer in the west may still think of Chinese tech companies as copycats, that mentality is outdated and, quite frankly, ignorant. China's tech companies have gone from followers to innovation leaders in their respective fields in record time. (Take Xiaomi, for example. The company's products may have started out as a bit of an iPhone ripoff, but not anymore: its new bezel-less phone makes the recent Apple and Google phones look clunky and primitive). The latter is why Wired magazine and Financial Times called Shenzhen "The Silicon Valley of Hardware," and why Apple will soon open an R&D hub there.