Apple is looking to expand manufacturing outside of China

Iphone Factory China
Iphone Factory China (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple is looking to expand manufacturing outside of China.
  • That is according to a new report by The Wall Street Journal.
  • Supply chain partners were informed that the company intends to diversify.

Apple is looking to other countries as it tries to expand its supply chain outside of China.

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the company has moved forward with plans to expand its manufacturing capabilities outside of China. According to the report, Apple has told its supply chain partners that it is looking to diversify its capacity beyond the country even more so than it already has.

While most of Apple's manufacturing and assembly currently occurs in China, the company also has some in Vietnam and India.Apple Inc. has told some of its contract manufacturers that it wants to boost production outside China, citing Beijing's strict anti-Covid policy among other reasons, people involved in the discussions said.India and Vietnam, already sites for a small portion of Apple's global production, are among the countries getting a closer look from the company as alternatives to China, the people said.

While Apple is already shipping "Made in India" iPhones inside of the country, further expansion of its manufacturing outside of China could see those models exported globally.

We could eventually see Apple products made in a variety of countries and shipped all over the world depending on what the company chooses to do.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.