This is what you call hedging your bets. Like any smart business person, Tim Cook asked its slave factory operators at FOXCONN to sketch out plans to move production to the US back in June — in light of Donald Trump promising to ameliorate Apple if they didn’t. Such a plan, however, would be expensive. Estimates from a ‘source’ say it’d cost twice as much to make an iPhone here than in the slave campus in China.
“Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.,” a source said. “Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns.”
Another source said that while Foxconn had been working on the request from Apple Inc., its biggest customer that accounts for more than 50% of its sales, Chairman Terry Gou had been less enthusiastic due to an inevitable rise in production costs.
“Making iPhones in the U.S. means the cost will more than double,” the source said.
The person added that one view among the Apple supply chain in Taiwan is that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump may push the Cupertino, California-based tech titan to make a certain number of iPhone components at home.
LOL at this stupid as shit article saying the Chairman of FOXCONN was ‘less than enthusiastic’ about moving its largest customer out of China and back into the US, without bothering to mention he’s a government agent and FOXCONN is communist Chinese run. You stupid shits.
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