Apple has always tried to diversify its production across different contractors but Foxconn has remained its key partner throughout the years. And for the first time ever Foxconn is planning to fulfill some of the iPad and MacBook orders outside China.
According to an inside source, the manufacturer wants to build a new assembly line in Vietnam to build iPads and MacBooks. The assembly line will start production in the first half of 2021 and will be located in Vietnam’s northeastern Bac Giang province. Supposedly, Apple has requested from Foxconn to reduce its reliance on China amid growing tension and the ongoing US-China trade war.
Although Foxconn hasn’t made any comments on the matter because it’s not allowed to do so, there’s already a subsidiary set up called FuKang Technology Co Ltd for $270 million and will be used to grow its Vietnamese expansion.