Apple seems to be benefiting from having moved a few of its MacBoo And Apple Watch manufacturing assets to Vietnam.
The corporate appears to be ramping up already-existing manufacturing of its Apple Watch Collection 8 items forward of the anticipated September launch.
In accordance with tweets by famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Luxshare ICT already has manufacturing strains in each China and Vietnam. The corporate occurs to be one in every of Apple’s largest suppliers for varied merchandise. Kuo has said that the Vietnamese firm has already been producing a fair proportion of the Apple Watch Collection 7 provide.
Kuo additionally went on to that that as a lot as 70 p.c of the Apple Watch fashions might be produced in Vietnam. The Apple Watch Collection 8, anticipated to launch Sept. 7 alongside with the iPhone 14, ought to account for many of those items.
Apple’s provide chain for many of its merchandise was severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns in China in addition to different points. On condition that the U.S. authorities and China disagree on varied geopolitical points, this has strained commerce relations between the 2 events. Apple, in flip, seems to have been on the lookout for and located different suppliers throughout the area, starting with Vietnam. Other than Vietnam, Apple additionally assembles iPhones in each India and Brazil.
Apple is predicted to announce the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Collection 8 merchandise at a media occasion in September.
Keep tuned for extra particulars as they develop into obtainable.
By way of The Mac Observer and @mingchikuo