I came across a news article predicting war between Japan and China in 2013, with the U.S. being drawn in. That could spell disaster for Apple, given its reliance on China manufacturing. Even if these are just rumors, Apple might do well -- as it is doing -- to shift portions of its manufacturing to countries that are likely to be either neutral or on the side of the U.S. alliance, in case war does break out with China. Each major product should have dual manufacturing sites, such that if war does break out with China, the manufacturing can shift entirely to the other country. Then again, if war does break out - with so much of the U.S.'s technology being manufactured in China, and parts etc. the ramifications of war with China would see the end of the lifestyle as we know it. Up till now, I was pretty blase about these rumors of war between China and Japan - but what caught my attention was an article written by a defense analyst whose name, over the years, I've noticed, has been highly respected in the news. Hence, because of his article, I did a Google search for ... War China Japan ... and was surprised by the amount of chatter in the news about such a possibility. Now, in 2013, if things escalate towards a China/Japan/U.S war -- and then Iran stirs the pot by upping the pace of its nuclear program, such that Israel does a pre-emptive attack on Iran, followed by an explosion of war in the Middle East and Islamic countries, we could have a scenario of global warfare, such that the term "World War 3" could be an apt descriptor. In such cases, it is likely that our supply of Apple toys could significantly dry up. (I'm being facetious, of course, since that would be the least of our problems).