Apple Asks Foxconn and Pegatron to Investigate Making iPhones in America as Donald Trump Becomes President

Apple Asks Foxconn and Pegatron to Investigate Making iPhones in America as Donald Trump Becomes President

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Apple has reportedly asked Foxconn and Pegatron to investigate the feasibility of making iPhones in America, reports Nikkei.

The move comes after statements from President Elect Donald Trump revealed that he wants to bring manufacturing jobs back to America. Trump said, "We're going to get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries."

"Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.," a source said. "Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns."

Although Foxconn has been working on the request, Chairman Terry Gou isn't enthusiastic due to an inevitable rise in production costs. "Making iPhones in the U.S. means the cost will more than double," said a source.

The person added that some in Apple's supply chain believe that Trump will push Apple to make certain iPhone components in America. IHS Markit estimates that it currently costs about $225 for Apple to make a 32GB iPhone 7.

Apple, Foxconn and Pegatron declined to comment. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

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Apple Asks Foxconn and Pegatron to Investigate Making iPhones in America as Donald Trump Becomes President
Jesus Nasaret - November 18, 2016 at 8:38am
:) robots do iPhones nowdays, not white slaves from Asia anymore. Europe most products are 99% made outside and 1% packing is in europe, labeled as Made In EU etc. Currently apple avoid 99% of taxes, its like example company that ruin society, have more power than this bullshit politics.
JB - November 18, 2016 at 3:57am
They should make certain devices in the us. However this type of information should be kept private .
Bac Ho - November 17, 2016 at 8:14pm
Buon buon chui dang cho vui. Dit me dam dang chui sau trong quan.
paulMOGG - November 17, 2016 at 8:02pm
Apple could make the iphones in America for America and the iPhones for the rest of the world out side of the USA that would keep the cost down and USA would just cost twice as much or more, that seems very fair
AntiNeo - November 17, 2016 at 8:56pm
Yeah XD that would do the trick!
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