Taiwan News: Apple Is Moving Some Production From China to Taiwan

Keoni Everington, reporting for Taiwan News:

As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread in China, Apple is moving the manufacture of some of its top devices to Taiwan.

Apple has begun to move the production of a number of its top gadgets set to launch in the first half of 2020, according to a report by am730, which cited DigiTimes. The products listed in the report to be shifted to Taiwan include AirPods Pro Lite [sic], iPads, and Apple Watches.

Apple is trying to diversify its supply chain geographically due to the spread of the virus, which has seriously affected the production of Apple products in the communist country. Apple intends to gradually increase the proportion of production in Taiwan while still trying to maintain its cooperation with suppliers on the other side of the strait.

No mention of iPhones.

Update: Taiwan should have mandated that everyone in the world be able to type their emoji flag in exchange for taking on more manufacturing.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020