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Nikkei Asian Review: Apple Is Looking Into Assembling iPhones in the U.S.

Debby Wu, reporting for the Nikkei Asian Review:

Key Apple assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, has been studying the possibility of moving iPhone production to the U.S., sources told the Nikkei Asian Review.

“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.”

I have a really hard time believing this could happen.

The person added that one view among the Apple supply chain in Taiwan is that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump may push the Cupertino, California-based tech titan to make a certain number of iPhone components at home.

I had a really hard time believing this could happen.

Thursday, 17 November 2016