NEW YORK — An iPhone “Designed in California” and made in the USA? It could happen soon.
Apple asked Asian-based manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron in June to explore the possibility of manufacturing the popular smartphone in the U.S., according to a report in financial magazine Nikkei Asian Review, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.
Foxconn agreed to look into the possibility though Pegatron declined over concerns that the cost of doing so would be too high, the report said.
The report comes one week after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election. While on the campaign trail in January, then-candidate Trump warned he would try to force Apple into manufacturing its products in the U.S.