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    Will Apple make Iphone and Ipad outside china

    With the virus outbreak, production in China is dead at the moment.

    Will Apple start to make phones and ipads in the USA now or other countries?

    I am sure Apple isn’t wanting to give up marketshare to another country. It would be wise if Apple quickly acquired new factories elsewhere as soon as possible. Apple invested in China too much and while it helped them significantly it did not seem to have backup plans for production outside the country from what I’ve seen.

    Apple has cash so they could probably acquire and build out new plants but who knows how long it will take.

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    I tend to think that Apple might relocate those facilities to a different country outside the US where they manufacture at the least cost possible. IMHO, the only way they would relocate the production back to the US fully is if the US Federal Government mandated it for all manufacturers. Not likely that will happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LTENetwork View Post
    With the virus outbreak, production in China is dead at the moment.

    Will Apple start to make phones and ipads in the USA now or other countries?
    Apple already has some factories outside of China. Such as India. But it takes more than the final assembly. The parts have to be assembled and available too.
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    They are already manufacturing iPhones in India. Don't know the models....

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    Will Apple make Iphone and Ipad outside china?
    No.

    Maybe but I doubt it Macau or some such part of China not adjoined to the mainland. And not commonly traveled to like HK.
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    Looks like India and Taiwan have limited production capabilities and Apple uses Foxconn and Pegatron as suppliers.

    China is the market of choice for super high production output and cost reduction apparently where model works for Apple but other nations have volume production for their own brands like Samsung and South Korea for instance. So other countries are capable of high output other than China but Apple doesn’t seem to want to budge as the model worked so well for them.

    If it was me, I would make all Iphones in USA and build huge factories on our lands here where there is more than enough room in a right to work state.

    I may not get an Apple product this time depending what happens to production. I am looking at Samsung, Sony and Nokia as well but I did prefer the Apple product. I wish Apple could sublicense the OS out so other nations could produce products but Apple has never done that before and you must buy their official devices that are designed by them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veriztd View Post
    I tend to think that Apple might relocate those facilities to a different country outside the US where they manufacture at the least cost possible.
    I think so too, and I see the end result of the race to the bottom with companies setting up their maquilas along Tijuana, Mexicali, Juarez, Reynosa etc..and further south. I doubt that Apple wants to setup shop in the country like the USA with tons of red tape, lawsuits, strong unions, and high cost of labor. If the likes of GM and Carrier are trying to avoid manufacturing their products in the USA, then I see no reason why Apple would want to do the same, especially considering that Apple has invested a lot in their supply chains and manufacturing in China..


    Exactly why my friend had his manufacturing done in Mexico for awhile but moved production to Vietman (?)

    IMHO, the only way they would relocate the production back to the US fully is if the US Federal Government mandated it for all manufacturers. Not likely that will happen.
    Or you can say you decided not to expand production outside the USA but simply invest the money in automating the jobs at the plant that you were going to shutdown anyways like Carrier did or say you'll provide jobs but you will only produce a certain product which requires highly skilled workers and automate the processes like GM wanted to with their Lordstown plant in OH, get rid of the Cruze, shutdown the plant and come back as a battery manufacturing plant.

    Even if the jobs did come back, you won't have or need the same 20,000 people that you had before you left..
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    Apple is being slowed down by Coronavirus while Samsung is further ahead and is not affected. Samsung is only vendor which has actually announced a 5G Tablet so far as per FCC ID. I prefer ios however and will see how Apple deals with this challenge.

    South Korea seems to be going strong so far.

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