Apple looks to Luxshare for iPhone 15 Pro Max assembly

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in iPhone edited December 2022
Apple has reportedly chosen Luxshare as an additional manufacturer for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, easing its reliance on Foxconn.

Apple CEO Tim Cook at a Luxshare plant
Apple CEO Tim Cook at a Luxshare plant


Foxconn has long served as the major manufacturer to assemble iPhone Pro models, but recent troubles at its Zhengzhou facility has slowed iPhone 14 Pro production. Wednesday's report from Trendforce estimates that iPhone 14 shipments have fallen to 78.1 million units in 2022 due to the impact of COVID-19 at Foxconn's major iPhone factory.

To keep up iPhone production, it will be good for Apple to partner with more suppliers. For example, Luxshare already assembles AirPods for Apple, and won a contract in 2021 to build a portion of iPhone 13 models.

Luxshare has built a "mega-plant" in China for iPhone assembly. It has also leased and renovated a nearby plant previously owned by iPad assembler Compal.

Apple has been gradually moving production of its devices outside of China, and this move won't aid in that immediately.. The company reportedly plans to move some MacBook Pro production to Vietnam in 2023, after having shifted a portion of iPad manufacturing to the country in 2021.

India is also producing iPhones for Apple, starting with the iPhone 11 in 2020 and the iPhone 12 in 2021, followed by the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 in 2022.

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  • Reply 1 of 13
    So after one year Luxshare is ready? 
  • Reply 2 of 13
    MadbumMadbum Posts: 527member
    This is why Apple will be fine in China.

    foxconn is owned by Taiwan and Luxshare is closely supported by  the CCP , this is who the CCP want to make iPhones ultimately.

    some of the issue Foxconn has had last few months is CCP trying to speed up the process of replacing foxconn

    if people read my posts last months, AirPods were made by 2 Taiwanese companies in 2019, as of today, 90 percent are made by Luxshare , same with IPads 

    This is bad for Taiwan, but ultimately good for Apple in China
    edited December 2022 viclauyyc
  • Reply 3 of 13
    Be even better if Apple would divest global production from China - there are simply too many land mines in China, and keeping the supply chain free of forced labor and the like will always be problematic.

    At last count there are 248 million people infected with COVID-19, and that's just the first phase.

    Add to that the aggressive posture of China's wolf warrior diplomacy and you have a recipe for disaster should China further its aggressive stance in the South China Sea.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 13
    Be even better if Apple would divest global production from China - there are simply too many land mines in China, and keeping the supply chain free of forced labor and the like will always be problematic.

    At last count there are 248 million people infected with COVID-19, and that's just the first phase.

    Add to that the aggressive posture of China's wolf warrior diplomacy and you have a recipe for disaster should China further its aggressive stance in the South China Sea.
    I don't believe the 248 million number. There are so many China haters making lies about China. 
    williamlondon
  • Reply 5 of 13
    Be even better if Apple would divest global production from China - there are simply too many land mines in China, and keeping the supply chain free of forced labor and the like will always be problematic.

    At last count there are 248 million people infected with COVID-19, and that's just the first phase.

    Add to that the aggressive posture of China's wolf warrior diplomacy and you have a recipe for disaster should China further its aggressive stance in the South China Sea.
    Why do you say it’s forced labor? It’s not. I am no fan of CCP but it’s not forced labor at all. People are free to work or leave. The closed loop and live in factory stuff allows worker to still work and make money instead of being locked in at their homes with doors bolted down.

    in many ways, they were allowed to still work and make money compared to when we had our lock down

    we didn’t have a way to work or goto school in a closed loop. People were actually given a choice there while we didn’t have a choice except stay home with Netflix

    noe workers are being offered bonuses to return to work…

    just a different system but don’t judge just because it’s different
    edited December 2022 jas99darbus69racerhomie3
  • Reply 6 of 13
    Be even better if Apple would divest global production from China - there are simply too many land mines in China, and keeping the supply chain free of forced labor and the like will always be problematic.

    At last count there are 248 million people infected with COVID-19, and that's just the first phase.

    Add to that the aggressive posture of China's wolf warrior diplomacy and you have a recipe for disaster should China further its aggressive stance in the South China Sea.
    Divest? Really? And just how do you replicate the supply chain needed to do that?
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Reply 7 of 13
    MadbumMadbum Posts: 527member
    longfang said:
    Be even better if Apple would divest global production from China - there are simply too many land mines in China, and keeping the supply chain free of forced labor and the like will always be problematic.

    At last count there are 248 million people infected with COVID-19, and that's just the first phase.

    Add to that the aggressive posture of China's wolf warrior diplomacy and you have a recipe for disaster should China further its aggressive stance in the South China Sea.
    Divest? Really? And just how do you replicate the supply chain needed to do that?
    Alice in Wonderland maybe…

    Apple is doing best it can , making macs in Texas but unless you are willing to divest all your sneakers and underwear and socks that are made in China, don’t single out Apple!
  • Reply 8 of 13
    Please Apple tell investors of your suppliers to put money in countries like Indonesia and Bangladesh. Bangladesh is making many economic zones and has a huge 170 million population 
  • Reply 9 of 13
    MadbumMadbum Posts: 527member
    Please Apple tell investors of your suppliers to put money in countries like Indonesia and Bangladesh. Bangladesh is making many economic zones and has a huge 170 million population 
    Bangladesh has a dictatorship worse than ccp

    indonesianis a possibility
  • Reply 10 of 13
    Madbum said:
    Please Apple tell investors of your suppliers to put money in countries like Indonesia and Bangladesh. Bangladesh is making many economic zones and has a huge 170 million population 
    Bangladesh has a dictatorship worse than ccp

    indonesianis a possibility
    Dictatorship WORSE than ccp? I mean it’s bad from democracy perspective, but it is no way in the scale of China
  • Reply 11 of 13
    danoxdanox Posts: 2,684member
    longfang said:
    Be even better if Apple would divest global production from China - there are simply too many land mines in China, and keeping the supply chain free of forced labor and the like will always be problematic.

    At last count there are 248 million people infected with COVID-19, and that's just the first phase.

    Add to that the aggressive posture of China's wolf warrior diplomacy and you have a recipe for disaster should China further its aggressive stance in the South China Sea.
    Divest? Really? And just how do you replicate the supply chain needed to do that?
    Can be replicated within 5 years.

    Closer to home support unionize American workers (Apple retail).
  • Reply 12 of 13
    danoxdanox Posts: 2,684member
    Be even better if Apple would divest global production from China - there are simply too many land mines in China, and keeping the supply chain free of forced labor and the like will always be problematic.

    At last count there are 248 million people infected with COVID-19, and that's just the first phase.

    Add to that the aggressive posture of China's wolf warrior diplomacy and you have a recipe for disaster should China further its aggressive stance in the South China Sea.
    Can’t get more aggressive than having the Mekong River not make it to the South China Sea. That is a bigger problem than Taiwan.

    Applies to the Brahmaputra River too (half of it).

    www.nationalgeographic.com/...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dams_on_the_Brahmaputra_River

    www.aseantoday.com/...


    edited December 2022
  • Reply 13 of 13
    danoxdanox Posts: 2,684member
    Madbum said:
    Please Apple tell investors of your suppliers to put money in countries like Indonesia and Bangladesh. Bangladesh is making many economic zones and has a huge 170 million population 
    Bangladesh has a dictatorship worse than ccp

    indonesianis a possibility
    Dictatorship WORSE than ccp? I mean it’s bad from democracy perspective, but it is no way in the scale of China
    That dictatorship in Indonesia is just as bad as the CCP burning down forest and raping indigenous people on a grander scale than China.
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