It’s a very real possibility that iPhones could soon say “Made in America.” Apple moving manufacturing jobs to the United States is a real possibility.
Apple has two main iPhone assemblers, Foxconn and Pegatron. Apple asked both of them to consider moving some jobs to the United States back in June. Foxconn has complied with the request while Pegatron has not.
Foxconn Could Move iPhone Manufacturing to the United States
Foxconn produces 200 millions iPhones annually. These come from their massive campuses in China.
There has been another source that says Foxconn is hesitant about the request from Apple, Inc. This is due to the possible large increase in production cost. It is estimated that the price to make an iPhone could increase by 50% if they are made in the United States. Since Apple accounts for more than 50% of the total sales of Foxconn, they are doing their best to satisfy their request.
When asked for comment, Apple, Foxconn and Pegatron call declined.