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iPhones may soon be made in US as Apple has asked Foxconn and Pegatron to look into this Possibility: Report

President-elect, Donald Trump referred to Apple multiple times during his campaign and vowed to slap a 45 per cent tariff on goods made in China

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New York, Nov 18, 2016: iPhones may soon be made in US as Apple has asked Foxconn and Pegatron to look into this possibility, reports said.

According to Nikkei Asian Review, key Apple assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, has been studying the possibility of moving iPhone production to the US.

“Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the US Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns,” sources said.
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But the sources have said that making of iPhones in the US will cost will more than double.

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The general perception among Americans that they are losing manufacturing jobs to other countries overlaps the Apple’s ‘rumoured’ prospect move.

President-elect, Donald Trump referred to Apple multiple times during his campaign and vowed to slap a 45 per cent tariff on goods made in China.

“We’re going to get Apple to build their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries,” Trump said at Liberty University in Virginia in January.

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Apple’s Chief Executive Tim Cook was quoted by CBS’ 60 Minutes programme in December 2015 that America simply did not have enough skilled workers for the production of iPhones.

“To make iPhones, there will need to be a cluster of suppliers in the same place, which the US does not have at the moment. Even if Trump imposes a 45 per cent tariff, it is still possible that manufacturers will decide to continue production overseas as long as the costs together with the tariffs are lower than the amount they need to spend on building and running production lines in the US,” sources familiar with the iPhone production process were quoted by Nikkei Asian Review.

Sources said that to make iPhones, America will need US government to subsidise local companies for domestic productions. (IANS)

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Apple Welcomes People with All Political Viewpoints, Says CEO Tim Cook

Apple is focusing on services revenue amid slowing iPhone sales in emerging markets like China

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a data privacy conference at the European Parliament in Brussels. VOA

While asserting that Apple is on course to stun the market with fantastic new products, CEO Tim Cook on Friday said that he wants employees with all political viewpoints to feel welcome at the company, the media reported.

If anyone feels ostracized because of a particular political viewpoint, “I would encourage them to come talk to me,” Cook was quoted as saying at the company’s annual shareholder meeting at its headquarters in Cupertino, California by Business Insider.

Cook’s comments came in response to a question that flagged how an employee felt uncomfortable for not being a believer in “the left-wing view”.

Technology giants including Facebook and Google have in recent times come under the scanner of conservatives who allege that the companies have been biased against them.

According to reports, Cook also spoke about bringing fantastic new products to the market.

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Wikimedia commons

Apple could be planning an Augmented Reality (AR)-based headset that would work alongside an iPhone to enable users experience an environment where computer images are overlaid on the real world, according to a report in CNET on Thursday.

The tech giant, which captured 51 per cent share of a record 18 million smartwatch shipments worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2018 could surprise consumers with a new line up of Apple Watch and AirPods.

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The latest buzz is that Apple could soon be holding an event focused on services where it may announce an original video streaming service which could take on Netflix and other such services.

Apple is focusing on services revenue amid slowing iPhone sales in emerging markets like China. (IANS)