Foxconn, Apple's manufacturing partner and the world's leading contract manufacturer, has confirmed plans to move some of its iPad and MacBook assembly from China to Vietnam at the request of the iPhone maker to minimize the impact of a China-US trade war.
According to a new Chinese report Monday, Apple's contract manufacturer Foxconn is currently stress-testing a foldable iPhone prototype with over 100,000 opening and closing tests.
Apple itself has already started to branch out as far as its plans to manufacturer iPhones around the globe is concerned. Now, Foxconn and other supply partners are eyeing Mexico as another potential manufacturing location.
The unprecedented measures carried out by the Chinese government have contained the spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, promoting Apple's contract manufacturers to start planning for their production levels to return to normal by the end of this month.
Apple's reliance on Chinese supply partners and manufacturing arms is not a secret. And a new report suggests it's a reality that isn't going away anytime soon.
iPhone manufacturer Foxconn is reportedly moving some limited Apple production to India and Taiwan in response to the coronavirus outbreak that has taken more than 900 lives worldwide.
Right now, China's Foxconn factories are shut down, meant to be a temporary response to the spreading coronavirus.
Counterfeit iPhones are a huge issue for Apple, and that's definitely the case when one of its biggest supply partner gets entangled in a fraud ring.
On Tuesday, September 10, Apple is likely going to announce new iPhone models, all of which will probably go on sale later this month. In an effort to get those devices ready for launch, it turns out Apple and its manufacturing partner, Foxconn, may have broken the law.
A new report states that the 2019 iPhone lineup is about to go into mass production, and, like clockwork, one of Apple's primary supply partners is ramping up the hiring process.
According to a new supply chain report relayed this morning by Taiwanese media, Apple is definitely expected to release a brand-new notebook with a sixteen-inch display alongside refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops in October of this year.
Terry Gou, the chairman and general manager of Apple's contract manufacturer Foxconn, has urged the California firm to move manufacturing out of China to neighboring Taiwan.