Apple Can Build the iPhone with Zero Chinese Participation

After Huawei, many see Apple as the next big victim of the China vs. the United States trade war.

But even if things get ugly for Apple in China, the Cupertino-based tech giant is fully prepared to make the iPhone elsewhere, according to an official of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.

Hon Hai, which is the parent company of Foxconn, Apple’s number one partner that helps make the iPhone, can move production out of China if needed, board nominee and semiconductor division chief Young Liu was quoted as saying at an investor briefing in Taipei by Bloomberg.

However, Apple hasn’t requested such a transfer of production capacity from China to other markets, he said, albeit Hon Hai is ready to “respond swiftly” if needed.

“Twenty-five percent of our production capacity is outside of China and we can help Apple respond to its needs in the U.S. ma… (read more)

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