Apple has reporterdly asked its major suppliers to assess the cost implications of moving 15% to 30% of their production capacity from China to Southeast Asia.
Apple's move is the result of the Ch-na-U.S trade dispute, but a trade resolution will not lead to a change in the company’s decision, Nikkei reports, citing multiple sources.
iPhone assemblers Foxconn, Pegatron Corp, Wistron Corp, major MacBook maker Quanta Computer Inc, iPad maker Compal Electronics Inc, and AirPods makers Inventec Corp, Luxshare-ICT and Goertek have been asked to evaluate options outside of China, Nikkei reported.
The countries being considered include Mexico, India, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia. India and Vietnam are among the favorites for smartphones, Nikkei said.
Apple did not comment on the report.