Is Apple looking into manufacturing the iPhone in the US?
According to the Nikkei Asian Review it is.
On Thursday, the Japan-based business publication cited an anonymous source in reporting that Apple had asked the two Asia-based firms that assemble the device to examine the possibility of moving production to the States.
That request, to Foxconn Technology Group and Pegatron, came in June, the news outlet said.
Apple didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment on the report.
But it could also jack up the iPhone’s price.
“Making iPhones in the US means the cost will more than double,” the Nikkei Asian Review’s source told the news outlet.
In a memo to employees last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed strong reactions to Trump’s win and said, “We only do great work and improve the world by moving forward.”