It would make Trump happy. President-elect Donald Trump really wants
In June, Apple asked two of its chief iPhone manufacturers, Foxconn Technology Group and Pegatron, to explore shifting their iPhone production to the U.S., the Nikkei is
Makes sense. By the time Trump is done destroying all the unions, walking back all the labor laws and gutting environmental regs, it should be no problem to create cheaper labour than China.
It’s not just the cost of labor. The country has a full, fast, comprehensive manufacturing environment that’s been curated for decades. Remember when they iPhone first came out and there was a story that Steve Jobs didn’t like the plastic over the display and said we need to switch to glass. “BOOM!” They were able to get glass manufactured instantly and put into assembly. If all of a sudden you need two million pentalobe screws you can get them virtually right away. We have no setup like this. Just in time supplies, almost immediate turnaround, vast and varied precision manufacturing, we just don’t have infrastructure like that.