Foxconn Technology Group, which is responsible for the production of Apple’s iPhone, is now considering moving its production from China to India. It writes the US newspaper Wall Street Journal .
According to the US newspaper, Foxconn executives are currently working on funding for new Indian production facilities, and Foxconn’s management is planning to visit India in February, where plans will be scrutinized.
Will make Apple less vulnerable
Choosing Foxconn to move its production to India will mean that Apple will be less vulnerable to an escalation in the US-China trade war.
The relationship between the United States and China has become increasingly inflamed lately, with Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer – and the daughter of the company’s founder – recently arrested in Canada at US request. And as late as Wednesday night, the Chinese government chose to block Microsoft’s search engine Bing in China.
Foxconn informs the Wall Street Journal that the company does not comment on potential customers or their products, and an Apple India spokesperson also refuses to comment on the US media.
Apple is already producing some of its cheaper products in China via the manufacturer Winstron Corp.