Apple Will Move MacBook and Apple Watch Production to Vietnam? page all

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KOMPAS.com – So far, Apple has relied on manufacturing and assembly companies in China to produce its devices. However, news emerged that revealed that Apple would expand its production process to Vietnam.

A source said to be aware of this, disclosed the information to Nikkei Asia.

This allegation is reinforced by other news, where one of Apple’s suppliers in China, Luxshare Precision Industry and Foxconn based in Taiwan, has started testing two Apple products in Vietnam, namely the MacBook and Apple Watch.

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Not just MacBook and Apple Watch. Apple is also said to be considering production plans speaker Smart HomePod in Vietnam.

As is known, so far Apple has expanded the production process of its devices outside of China, one of which is in India. Manufacturing companies in the country have started producing and assembling the iPhone 13 since last year.

In addition to the iPhone 13, Apple is also reportedly planning to manufacture a portion of the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 at its India-based Foxconn factory. In order to avoid the China-Taiwan conflict.

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According to a report from New zoocurrently India is indeed a market smartphone second largest in the world after China. As of 2020, the number of smartphone users in the Subcontinent has reached more than 600 million.

Meanwhile, Vietnam is in the top 15 countries with the largest smartphone market in the world with more than 66 million users.

The two countries, along with Mexico, are considered to have an important role because they show rapid growth as supply companies for a number of brands in America.

So far, neither Apple, Foxconn and Luxshare Precision have responded to the news.

The expansion of Apple’s device production is reportedly Apple’s strategy to anticipate supply chain problems and political economic instability.

Also read: iPhone 14 production is said to be safe from the turmoil of the China-Taiwan conflict

In recent years, Apple’s production process has experienced several obstacles, for example supply chain problems due to the Covid-19 pandemic and increasing political tensions between the US and China, as compiled by KompasTekno from CNBCMonday (22/8/2022).

The geopolitical conflict between Taiwan and China is also predicted to further complicate the technology industry sector.

Collected KompasTekno from CNBC, Monday (22/8/2022), MacBook sales decreased by about 10 percent from year to year. Not only that, the expectation of the number of sales of iPad products fell by two percent every year.

According to Apple CEO, Tim Cook, this problem can occur due to supply constraints and the strengthening of the US dollar.

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