The California-primarily based corporation is reportedly mobilizing suppliers to improve the production capacity of its ‘affordable’ voice-activated sensible speaker – HomePod Mini. Ever given that the device was launched in 2020, it has been produced in Vietnam. Local production of other audio-associated solutions and a variety of AirPods line-ups in Vietnam has currently been enhanced.
The publication quoted a supply as saying that the production of MacBook will also be shifted to the Southeast Asian nation this year and that of Mac mini has currently been shifted to Malaysia.
“There are several other tech companies that want to shift production base out of China. Imagining it two years ago was impossible, but it can be done now,” a provide chain manager told the publication.
Apple suppliers are also following the shift and are searching to move to Vietnam. For instance, supplier Foxconn has currently invested USD 270 million for a subsidiary there. Also, Luxshare Precision Industry is ramping production in the nation.
The report noted that Apple will now generate a considerable quantity of devices outdoors China. India is the second-biggest production base for the iPhone.
The shift in base began in 2020 and is probably to continue in 2021 as US President Joe Biden stated that the tariff policy by the Trump administration will not be right away reversed.