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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

Posted November 17, 2016 at 4:25pm by iClarified
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, or RSS for updates.

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clown
clown - 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
Bac Ho - November 17, 2016 at 8:14pm
Buon buon chui dang cho vui. Dit me dam dang chui sau trong quan.
paulMOGG
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
AntiNeo - November 17, 2016 at 8:56pm
Yeah XD that would do the trick!
1eed1d8
1eed1d8 - November 18, 2016 at 9:23pm
Yes but they cost significantly more to make her that the amount of iphones being sold wouldnt compare. It probably costs less than a few usd to pay 3 workers in china for 12 hours work. Trump wants to raise min wage to 10 per hour. Itd cost more to pay one worker in us for 5 mins then three over there for a day
Art
Art - November 17, 2016 at 7:29pm
I don't see why people are upset over this, specially if you live in the United States. This will definitely bring more jobs to the American people. Wanting Trump to fail is like hoping your airplane captain has a heart attack during flight. Give the guy a chance, don't be bitter about it.
That's racists
That's racists - November 21, 2016 at 12:30am
That comment is racist!
AntiNeo
AntiNeo - November 17, 2016 at 6:56pm
All that clown might actually achieve is making Samsung great again! XD
SayingWhatEveryonesThinking
SayingWhatEveryonesThinking - November 17, 2016 at 4:49pm
Good to see Apple is looking into making America great again.
Brian
Brian - November 17, 2016 at 4:42pm
Apple is the one who should formulate a plan instead of asking the companies who are already making them for them to formulate a plan for Apple, of course they won't like that idea
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