In the provided report, sources claimed that Apple has requested to its multinational electronics contract manufacturing companies, which are largely responsible for assembling iPhones, Foxconn and Pegatron that they explore the possibility of moving production to the United States. Foxconn is apparently considering this, while Pegatron has decided in the end to decline it due to obvious cost concerns.
US President-Elect Donald Trump commented regarding Apple earlier this year. He has also suggested many times that the company will move its manufacturing back to the US. His most recent comment regarding this was made in the beginning of 2016when Trump said: “We’re gonna get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country, instead of in other countries”. However, it remains to be seen whether this move will really happen or not. History suggests this might be very hard. Motorola also tried to move its smart-phone manufacturing to America in what has finally an experiment which sadly ended in 2014 with the company closing the factory due to costs.