Apple looking to move more of its product production out of China

According to the Nikkei Asian Review, due to the ongoing U.S./China trade/tariff wars, Apple has a special team looking into the possibility of moving up to 30% of the production of iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and AirPods out of China and into other countries such as Mexico, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

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The Nikkei Asian Review has this to say: “Key iPhone assemblers Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron, major MacBook maker Quanta Computer, iPad maker, Compal Electronics, and AirPods makers Inventec, Luxshare-ICT and Goertek all have been asked to evaluate options outside of China, multiple sources say. Many other Apple suppliers such as print circuit board and casing providers are closely monitoring where these major assemblers would shift their production.”

Some iPhone production has already been moved from China to India and Brazil. A bigger move of up to 30% out of China could purportedly take up to three years.