Apple iPhones for the U.S. can be made Outside China, Says Foxconn

Marco Green
June 11, 2019

But even if things get ugly for Apple in China, the Cupertino-based tech giant is fully prepared to make the iPhone elsewhere, according to an official of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.

For those who don't know, Hon Hai Precision (aka Foxconn Technology Group or just Foxconn) is now the world's largest contract manufacturing company.

"Twenty-five per cent of our production capacity is outside of China and we can help Apple respond to its needs in the USA market", said Foxconn's semiconductor division chief Young Liu on Tuesday as reported by Bloomberg, "We have enough capacity to meet Apple's demand".

Most iPhones are now produced in China, but Foxconn semiconductor division chief Young Liu apparently told investors Tuesday that 25% of its production capacity is outside the mainland - enough to satisfy the USA market. It further indicates all the primary iPhones and iPads are made in China now.

Huawei is the most obvious victim of trade tensions between the USA and China that are showing little signs of de-escalation, but directly or indirectly, Apple's lucrative smartphone business could also be negatively impacted by this whole unstable and unpredictable political kerfuffle. The company's board nominees and chief of semiconductor division, Young Liu has further stated that 25% of the production capacity is outside China presently and future investments are also being made in India right now, henceforth, assuring that the company can meet Apple's needs when required.

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