Apple may make Apple Watches and MacBooks in Vietnam for the first time

Apple supplier Foxconn is expected to expand production of iPhones in India with a new 128.2 billion rupee (about US$1.54 billion) plant.

Apple is in talks to make Apple Watches and MacBooks in Vietnam for the first time, reports Nikkei Asia

The company’s suppliers Luxshare Precision Industry and Foxconn have started test production of the smartwatch in northern Vietnam with the aim of producing the device outside of China for the very first time, the article adds, quoting three unnamed “people with direct knowledge of the matter.” Nikkei Asia notes that Vietnam is already Apple’s most important production hub outside of China, producing a range of products including iPads and AirPods.

In January 2021, Vietnam awarded a license to a unit of Taiwan’s Foxconn, Apple’s main manufacturing partner, to build a US$270 million plant to produce laptops and tablets such as Mac laptops and iPads. Last month Foxconn complained that its Chinese rivals were poaching its Vietnam workers.

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