This morning we talked about what the Apple care with the China market may turn out to ekonominei China real collapse, and after dinner he had information that the company from Cupertino is preparing to move production of branded electronics in other countries. It is reported by DigiTimes, citing informed sources. According to interlocutors of the edition, the Assembly of the first batch of devices outside of China will begin in a few weeks.
As expected, the transfer of production will not be spontaneous, confirmed DigiTimes sources. Initially outside of China will start to collect a limited batch of MacBook and iPad. In the role of contractor will be made by the Pegatron Corporation, which has already established an Assembly line in Indonesia. This country was only selected for three reasons: it does not lead to trade war with the United States, is in Asia, and means to adjust the supply of components would be easy, and certainly has a cheap labor force.
Apple is leaving China?
Because in such a short time to build its own factories Pegatron has failed, the company simply agreed with the local contract PT SAT Nuapersada. It is indirectly confirmed by the General Director of the company. He did not name the customer, but noted that all manufactured electronics will be aimed for sale in the United States.
The transfer of production technology Apple – even partial – in fact, there can be only reinsurance company in case of escalation of the conflict between the US and China. In Cupertino trying to figure out if her partners to start the Assembly electronics brand outside of China, if the United States will extend import duties on Apple equipment. But such an outcome, given the constant conflicts between States and the sharpness of the change of sentiment the current President of the United States, it is possible.