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Apple planning to leave China with help of Taiwanese Foxconn

In China on 22/06/2019 at 9:23 am

Yet more headaches for Grandpa Xi on top of having to deal with his spoiled bastard grandchildren from HK, and an uncouth ang moh kaw (or is it quai low?)

From FT’s Tech Scroll Asia

Apple has sounded out its major suppliers over the cost implications of shifting 15 to 30 per cent of its production capacity from China to south-east Asian countries as it prepares to restructure its supply chain, according to this scoop from the Nikkei Asian Review. Although the shift is yet to happen, the size of Apple’s supply chain in China — and the signal this potential move sends to others — makes this a vital issue.

Key Implications: The concerns of Apple over its exposure to China derive in part from the protracted trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. But even if such tensions are resolved, several sources said there would be “no turning back”. Apple has decided that China’s lower birth rate and higher labour costs add to the risks of overconcentration in one country.

Upshot: Apple’s move heralds what is likely to be a big shift of manufacturing supply chains from China to south-east Asia. Indeed, this is already under way. Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron, Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and key Apple suppliers have all been asked to evaluate options outside of China.

Earlier in the week, FT reported that Foxconn said it could help Apple, for example, move iPhone production out of China if necessary. Foxconn told companies worried about the trade war between Beijing and Washington that it can move electronics production for the US market out of China at short notice and said 25% of its total capacity is now outside of China.

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Slicing the Apple

In Internet on 26/08/2011 at 7:39 am

http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/08/apple-and-samsungs-symbiotic-relationship

See how much Apple screws its suppliers, manfacturers