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Apple to rely on more Chinese suppliers - report

The main Chinese suppliers for the Apple Watch and iPad, Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Compal Electronics plan to transfer more orders of the US tech giant to its secondary suppliers Luxshare Precision Industry and battery producer BYD, Digitimes reported on Thursday.

Currently, Apple has Quanta and Foxconn producing Mac series products in the US. In India, Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron are making iPhones on the local level to meet the domestic demand. In Vietnam, Compal, Foxconn, Pegatron and Inventec have factories manufacturing iPads, AirPods and iPhones.

Due to the ongoing US-China trade quarrels, Apple wants more Chinese suppliers to at least meet China's domestic demand, while for other markets, Apple will lean more on Taiwanese makers.

Breaking the News / TF