Apple Moving MacBook and Apple Watch Production to Vietnam for the First Time

Apple is in the process of relocating Apple Watch and Mac production to the Southeast Asian country of Vietnam as part of a broader push to diversify its supply chain, Nikkei Asia reports.

Apple iPhone Production waiting to start in Vietnam
The report says that Apple's supplier Luxshare has begun trial production of Apple Watch and MacBook models in Vietnam. Vietnam is already the home for production of several Apple productions, including certain iPad and AirPods models.

Alongside Apple Watch and MacBook production possibly moving to Vietnam, the report says that Apple is also mulling potentially moving HomePod production to the country. The report noted that Apple's trial production of MacBooks in Vietnam is progressing slowly due to pandemic-related disruptions.

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Top Rated Comments

BootsWalking Avatar
23 months ago
A win for Vietnam is a loss for China, which makes this doubly-good news.
Score: 58 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zakarhino Avatar
23 months ago

A win for Vietnam is a loss for China, which makes this doubly-good news.
And ultimately a loss for the USA. We need to bring manufacturing back stateside. The "but the devices will cost 100x more" excuse has long term consequences for US sovereignty and economic stability. Additionally that point is addressable via legislation. China are strong because of their manufacturing ability which is rapidly growing. Meanwhile the US's manufacturing ability is crumbling.

I want my Apple devices "Designed in California and Made in USA."
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
23 months ago
Apple needs to let go of China behind. It would be awesome if Apple Watch Series 8 comes straight from Vietnam. ?
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
23 months ago
Judging by the photograph, TC is loving every minute of it. And he’s probably wondering why chefs are trying to make his products.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mattoruu Avatar
23 months ago
The picture in this article (taken in 2017) is of a Luxshare factory in Jiangsu, China.

https://en.luxshare-ict.com/content/details30_2422.html
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Funny Apple Man Avatar
23 months ago
Finally Apple is making moves on diversifying their supply chain, hopefully they don't just stop there. Vietnam seems more chill than China as well.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)