Thursday, November 17, 2016

Foxconn Might Be Making iPhones In The U.S. Soon

According to Japanese website Nikkei Asian Review, Apple supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn Technology Group, has been studying the possibility of moving iPhone production to the U.S. "Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.," the article says, quoting an unnamed source said. "Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns.” Foxconn's second most powerful executive, Sharp President Tai Jeng-Wu, talked about making parts in the United States during a recent public speech. "We are now building a new [OLED] facility in Japan. We can make [OLED panels, a kind of screen] in the US too," he said. "If our key customer demands us to manufacture in the US, is it possible for us not to do so?" A Big reason Apple might be considering a made-in-America iPhone is because President-elect Donald Trump has publicly called for the company to build its product in the US, and threatened tariffs on imports from China. "I'm going to get Apple to start making their computers and their iPhones on our land, not in China," Trump said during a rally in March. "How does it help us when they make it in China?” Thoughts ?

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