According to the word report Bloomberg, Foxconn – the world's leading manufacturer of electronics assemblies and also Apple's main manufacturing partner, said if needed, the company would be fully capable of producing iPhones for marketing. American schools outside China.
Foxconn's announcement comes as US President Donald Trump threatens to impose a tax on "at least" $ 300 billion worth of imports from China, where the majority of Apple devices are assembled. and also one of Apple's key markets.
Tim Cook visits Foxconn's iPhone factory.
At an investor meeting in Taipei on June 11, the semiconductor chief Young Liu at Foxconn insisted that the business would fully support Apple if they needed to adjust their production, when The US-China trade war is escalating and unpredictable than before.
"25% of our production capacity is outside of China and we are fully capable of meeting Apple's needs for the US market" – Mr. Liu said.
Although Apple has not yet asked Foxconn to divert production from China, however Young Liu said Foxconn is always ready to respond to partners' needs quickly, like what they had anticipated and built production facilities in Wisconsin (USA) two years ago.
The main reason Foxconn agreed to build a Wisconsin manufacturing facility and hire 13,000 workers here is said to be in exchange for more than $ 4.5 billion in incentives from the US government. However, this project was later heavily criticized for low pay, employees were suddenly fired and the development objectives were not clear.
On June 11, the Foxconn leadership had to issue a statement reaffirming the recruitment target of the US facility, saying that the project is still on schedule and will hire nearly 2,000 US employees at the end. 2020.
Currently, it is unclear whether India will become a major Foxconn production base in the future. However, Foxconn is said to be testing the new iPhone XR here and plans to start mass production in the eastern Indian suburb of Chennai.