Can we expect more expensive iPhones !
Apple has asked its primary manufacturing partners, Foxconn and Pegatron, to explore making iPhones in the US, Nikkei reported on Thursday.Foxconn has worked on a plan, according to the report, but Pegatron has not, saying that it would be too expensive. Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou is reportedly lukewarm on the plan, too, because of the rise in production costs.
Foxconn’s second most powerful executive, Sharp President Tai Jeng-Wu, talked about making parts in the United States during a recent public speech.
“We are now building a new [OLED] facility in Japan. We can make [OLED panels, a kind of screen] in the US too,” he said. “If our key customer demands us to manufacture in the US, is it possible for us not to do so?”