There is a chance that iPhone productions would soon move from China to the United States. A move that echoes one of President-elect Donald Trump’s pledges during his presidential campaign.
That is if a report published by the Nikkei Asian Review is anything to go by. Reliable sources supposedly told Nikkei that back in June Apple requested two of its iPhones assemblers, Foxconn and Pegatron, to look into moving their activities to the United States.
In response to Apple’s request, Foxconn is reported to have complied, while Pegatron declined citing concerns about cost on such a move. There is no doubt that if/when Apple and partners decides to close down manufacturing and assemblies plant overseas and move stateside, it will be at a tremendous cost.
The huge cost will not just be on Apple, the iPhone production companies, and the countries where they currently operate. This cost will eventually be passed on to the end consumers, who will have to spend more on purchasing these iDevices, which are already considered to be expensive.
Nikkei’s source is quoted saying, “Making iPhones in the U.S. means the cost will more than …read more
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