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Apple’s U.S. iPhones Can All Be Made Outside of China If Needed

  • Main assembler Foxconn says it’s got enough non-China capacity
  • Apple has so far not asked its Taiwanese partner to shift gear
Bloomberg business news
Apple Doesn't Need to Make All iPhones for U.S. in China
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Apple Inc. has a backup plan if the U.S.-China trade war gets out of hand.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based company’s primary manufacturing partner has enough capacity to make all iPhones bound for the U.S. outside of China if necessary, according to a senior executive at Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. The Taiwanese contract manufacturer now makes most of the smartphones in the Chinese mainland.