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Apple looks to boost production outside China

FILE PHOTO: Apple logo is seen in this illustration taken March 1, 2022.

FILE PHOTO: Apple logo is seen in this illustration taken March 1, 2022. | Photo Credit: Reuters

Apple Inc has told some of its contract manufacturers that it wants to increase production outside China, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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India and Vietnam, which are already sites of Apple production, are among the countries short-listed by the company as alternatives, the report added.

Apple last month forecast bigger supply problems as COVID-19 lockdowns slowed production and demand in China.

The report said that Apple is citing China's strict anti-Covid policy and other reasons for its decision.

Apple declined to comment to WSJ and couldn't be immediately reached by Reuters on Saturday.


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