According to a report from Bloomberg, Foxconn founder Terry Gou is advising Apple to move its production out of China. "I recommend Apple should move to Taiwan"Mr. Gou said when asked about whether Apple would divert production from China.
"I think that is very possible"Foxconn is currently one of Apple 's key manufacturing partners, producing much of the company' s iPhone in Zhengzhou, China.
More and more predictions that Apple will move some of its manufacturing operations out of China, when the US-China trade war is escalating. At the end of this month, Mr. Trump's administration is expected to impose a 25% tax on phones, laptops, and tablets produced in China – which are also products that bring great revenue to Apple.
Apple has asked that its products be excluded from this tariff, when it is said, it will do "reduce Apple's contribution to the US economy"and"become a burden to their competitiveness globally. "
However, Apple is also said to be interested in moving production out of China, even though it will not come to Taiwan. Earlier this week, reports showed that they had asked their suppliers, including Foxconn, to assess the possibilities for moving from 15% to 30% of their output out of China. However, the preferred destination is India and Vietnam, followed by Mexico, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Earlier, another Foxconn leader, Mr. Young Liu, said the company was ready to produce iPhones outside China to avoid the US-China tariff war for Apple.
Refer to The Verge