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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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Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai Make their Way to the Top 100 CEOs List

It may be recalled that when Glassdoor first started ranking CEOs back in 2013, Zuckerberg was ranked the number one CEO in the US, with a 99 per cent approval rating

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Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, May 24, 2018. VOA

Social media giant Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has dropped from his 2018 rank of number 16 to number 55 on the list of top Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in the US this year.

A total of 27 CEOs from the tech industry made it to the job and recruiting site Glassdoor’s annual list of CEOs from top companies, news website CNET reported late on Tuesday.

According to the report, Zuckerberg lagged behind Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who also received a 94 per cent CEO approval rating but came in 46th place overall.

On the other hand, the Facebook CEO still managed to came ahead of Apple CEO Tim Cook, whose approval rating was 92 per cent, securing him the 69th spot on the list.

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FILE -Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the keynote address of the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., May 7, 2019. VOA

However, Cook is one of only two CEOs to remain in the top 100 for all seven years along with Zuckerberg.

Other technology CEOs like Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella bagged the coveted fifth and sixth spots in the list gaining an employee approval rating of 98 per cent each.

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It may be recalled that when Glassdoor first started ranking CEOs back in 2013, Zuckerberg was ranked the number one CEO in the US, with a 99 per cent approval rating. (IANS)