Apple Is Shifting Production of One of Its Hottest Products
Apple Is Shifting Production of One of Its Hottest Products. Amid reports that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is looking to move 15% to 30% of iPhone production out of China due to President Trump's ongoing trade war, the company is already starting to shift production of other products out of the Middle Kingdom. While Trump's tariffs are impacting the Chinese economy -- the country just posted its lowest GDP growth in nearly three decades -- it was always clear that many jobs that might move out of China wouldn't be coming back to the U.S. The Nikkei Asian Review is reporting that Apple is preparing to commence trial production of AirPods -- the company's wildly popular wireless earphones that were updated in March -- in neighboring Vietnam. Contract manufacturer Goertek will start testing its production processes at a factory in Vietnam, according to the report.