Rumors about Apple’s possible intentions to move production of iPhone, iPad or other electronics outside of China may not be just rumors. According to analysts of the Agency Nikkei, the Cupertino are considering the possibility of starting the Assembly of branded smartphones in countries from which exports are exempt from customs duties. So Apple wants to protect consumers from the US from higher prices for their products, which is likely to increase in the amount of from 10 to 25% in the foreseeable future.
At the moment Apple is in talks with its partners about launching production lines outside of mainland China. As reported by the Nikkei interlocutors in the industry in Cupertino hope to bring the Assembly up to 30% of its products outside the PRC. To do this, Apple has asked Foxconn, Pegatron and Wistron, the capacity of which is almost all electronics brand, to calculate the costs of launching new production facilities, and changing logistics.
Where is iPhone
It is reported that in Cupertino are considered as priority regions for the start of production of proprietary technology India and Brazil. But against Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, which predicted the future of the major manufacturers of Apple devices, the company still cautious. Perhaps this is due to the fact that she already had experience in the Assembly of branded products in Brazil and India, while in other countries no.
However, where Apple moved the production of the iPhone from China, it will see only buyers from the US, because such devices will not be sold anywhere else. Well, considering the high quality standards upheld by Apple and its partners, the only difference smartphones manufactured outside of China, will be only a characteristic PostScript on the back of gadgets. Otherwise, most likely, the device will be completely identical.
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