Recently, it was reported that Foxconn will transfer production lines to Vietnam. So the next generation iPhone assembly line is likely to be transferred to this country as well.
Foxconn is the largest foundry of Apple’s iPhone. The company has six assembly plants in China, located in Shenzhen (2), Shanghai, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, and Taiyuan. In addition, Foxconn has a branch factory in São Paulo, Brazil. It can be said that most of the iPhones in the world come with Chinese-made labels. If the above news is true, the Apple iPhone that will be purchased in the future is likely to be “MADE IN VIETNAM”.
According to statistics from the Vietnamese government, from January to May this year, the number of electronic and mechanical equipment imported from China was 80.8% more than that of the same period of last year. This period of time came from China’s investment, even more than the whole year last year.
Foxconn in Vietnam
As some reliable sources claim, Foxconn has already purchased a piece of land in Vietnam for the production line and has started construction. In fact, the biggest difficulty in production in Vietnam is the cost of various materials. Many of these materials are imported from China. In addition, on the domestic side, Foxconn is hiring thousands of employees to prepare for the upcoming new iPhone 11. Apple will release a new iPhone in September as usual. So Foxconn will usually recruit new employees in the first few months of the launch. Therefore, if there are no accidents, the new iPhone 11 will be assembled at the Foxconn Shenzhen factory.
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Based on this, it is inferred that the new iPhone 11 will be assembled at the Foxconn Shenzhen factory without any accidents. And the next generation iPhone (probably iPhone 12) assembly line is likely to be transferred to Vietnam. Judging from the current situation, many large enterprises have begun to deploy production lines to such countries as India. Samsung has also opened the world’s largest smartphone manufacturing plant in India.