- According to what sources informed Reuters, Foxconn which is a major Apple supplier is moving some production of the iPad and Macbook from China to Vietnam.
- Sources informed that this action is being taken because of the trade war between the nation and President Donald Trump’s administration.
- If this happens, it will be for the first time that the iPad will be manufactured outside China.
Apple provider Foxconn is moving some iPad and MacBook get together to Vietnam from China in line with Apple, an individual with information on the arrangement told Reuters, as the US firm broadens creation to limit the effect of a US-China trade war.
— Media Academic (@Casey907) November 27, 2020
Also still produced by Foxconn, which is the same Taiwanese company they outsourced to.
90% made in China and 10% made in Vietnam so Made in Vietnam. https://t.co/KsO3aEcrL5
— C.Previti (@optix_c) November 27, 2020
The Great Firewall of China should be two-way. We need to block them from the outside world, to stop the hacking. We also need a physical embargo. This is a start… https://t.co/nGwp5qYKUG
— Jay What? (@jay_traderjj) November 27, 2020
— Silk Celluloid (@SilkCelluloid) November 26, 2020
Apple will be now, Made in Vietnam
The improvement comes as the active organization of President Donald Trump urges US firms to move creation out of China. During Trump’s presidency, the United States has focused on made-in-China hardware for higher import duties, and limited supplies of segments created utilizing US innovation to Chinese firms it regards a national security hazard.
“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”. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment- said Foxconn in a statement.
Shifting iPad production to Vietnam will mark the first time Foxconn has assembled the device outside of China.
This isn’t the first indication we’ve had that Apple is looking to seed its global supply chain beyond China.
— Torres Tan (@sobing) November 26, 2020
Apple is reportedly moving iPad and MacBook production out of China for the first time ever because of Trump’s trade war and that means, my next Macbook Pro will be “Made In Vietnam”, lol!
— Bin Nguyen (@nghuubaotrung) November 26, 2020