Apple plans to relocate some iPad production lines from China to Vietnam

According to Nikkei, due to the recent closure of Shanghai due to the impact of the epidemic, the supply of many key parts has been interrupted, which in turn affects product production. Therefore, Apple plans to relocate some iPad production lines from China to Vietnam to ensure that product production capacity is not affected.
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The related news also pointed out that the company that assisted Apple in establishing a new production line in Vietnam is China’s BYD, and it is expected that it will start small-scale production of iPad products in Vietnam in the near future. On the other hand, Apple has also begun to require many component supply chains to increase their inventories, so that the supply of components will not be restricted due to factors such as the epidemic in the future.

In the past, there has been much news that Apple plans to gradually move production lines out of China, including the impact of the China-US trade war, and the increase in production costs in China year by year. In order to spread more risks, Apple may consider moving some product lines out of China. For example, it moved AirPods products to Vietnam for production not long ago. In order to develop smoothly in the Indian market, Apple has also begun to produce some iPhone models in India, and some Mac models have also been moved back to the United States for production.

However, from the current point of view, China is still the main production location of Apple products, but considering factors such as the epidemic, Apple seems to be preparing to transfer more products to other regions for production to avoid the impact of shipments due to factors such as component supply or logistics.