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Apple Suppliers’ Exodus From China Won’t Slow Down Under Biden

  • Foxconn eyes Vietnam for some production of iPads and MacBooks
  • Pegatron is in the process of readying an iPhone site in India
Tour Of The Foxconn Complex And Interview With CEO Terry Guo

Photographer: Thomas Lee/Bloomberg

The splintering of the global tech supply chain that began during President Donald Trump’s watch looks set to persist under his successor.

Apple Inc., the largest of the many tech giants that rely on Chinese factories to make their gadgets, will move some production of its iPads and MacBooks to Vietnam. Key assembly partner Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., known also as Foxconn, has allocated $270 million in new investments to the Southeast Asian country. Those moves presage a larger and longer-term migration that may have ramifications for the iPhone maker as well as China’s role as workshop to the world.