Apple Asks Foxconn to Shift Some iPad and MacBook Production From China to Vietnam [Report]

Apple Asks Foxconn to Shift Some iPad and MacBook Production From China to Vietnam [Report]

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Apple has asked Foxconn to shift some iPad and MacBook production from China to Vietnam, according to Reuters. The move comes as Apple works to diversify its production line limiting the impact of a trade war.

Foxconn is building assembly lines for Apple’s iPad tablet and MacBook laptop at its plant in Vietnam’s northeastern Bac Giang province, to come online in the first half of 2021, the person said, declining to be identified as the plan was private. The lines will also take some production from China, the person said, without elaborating how much production would shift.

“The move was requested by Apple,” the person said. “It wants to diversify production following the trade war.”

In a statement, Foxconn said, "As a matter of company policy, and for reasons of commercial sensitivity, we do not comment on any aspect of our work for any customer or their products."

Earlier this week, Foxconn announced a $270 million investment to establish FuKang Technology, a new subsidiary which will reportedly support the Vietnam expansion.

More details in the full report linked below.

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Apple Asks Foxconn to Shift Some iPad and MacBook Production From China to Vietnam [Report]

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