Apple has reportedly asked Foxconn to move its iPad and MacBook manufacturing department to Vietnam, reported Reuters.
The department are set to start production in the first half of next year at Foxconn’s Bac Giang province, according to Reuters source, who notes that Apple wants to diversify its supply chain due to the ongoing trade disputes between the US and China.
Reuters didn’t reported about which iPad or Mac models will be assembled in Vietnam, or what proportion of Apple’s total production will shift out of China.
Earlier Nikkei reported that Foxconn is planning a $270 million investment in Vietnam to expand its manufacturing capacity. The company will reportedly move more than 30 percent of its production lines from China.