Recently, Apple has sought to add geographic diversity to its supply chain. She has already transferred part of the iPhone production from China to India. And now, as part of a new strategy, she began to collect AirPods headphones outside the Middle Kingdom.
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According to sources, Apple has moved part of the production of conventional AirPods from China to Vietnam. The mass production of branded wireless headphones in Vietnam began in March. Local authorities even granted special permissions for the key AirPods collector so that the company could attract engineers to the country for trouble-free production during quarantine imposed in connection with the coronavirus epidemic.
And now, it seems, after the usual AirPods in Vietnam, AirPods Pro began to be built. At least a few MacRumors readers recently bought AirPods Pro with “Assembled in Vietnam” on their case.
By the way, engraving "Assembled in Vietnam" on the case will soon be available not only to AirPods, but also some iPhone models. DigiTimes sources say that Apple has asked its manufacturing partners involved in the iPhone to expand production in India and Vietnam. By the way, Foxconn, a key partner of Apple, has several assembly lines in the country.