Thursday, November 17, 2016

Is Apple`s iPhone "Made in the USA" for real?



As you know  the Apple`s iPhone is thought, designed for the software as the well as the hardware in California but it is made in Taiwan by Foxconn Technology Group.

Foxconn has been seriously thinking to move its production to the US.

Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.," a source said. "Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns." 
 Chairman Terry Gou had been less enthusiastic due to an inevitable rise in production costs. 
"Making iPhones in the U.S. means the cost will more than double," the source said. 

The person added that one view among the Apple supply chain in Taiwan is that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump may push the Cupertino, California-based tech titan to make a certain number of iPhone components at home. 
According to research company IHS Markit, it costs about $225 for Apple to make an iPhone 7 with a 32GB memory, while the unsubsidized price for such a handset is $649. 

Apple, Foxconn and Pegatron all declined to comment.

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