Apple leans on Vietnam for Apple Watch and MacBook production – Insider Intelligence

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The news: Apple Watches and MacBooks could be made in Vietnam for the first time as American tech companies diversify production away from China.
The opportunity: With relations between the US and China at risk of deteriorating, manufacturers like Apple are seeking out partners in Southeast Asia to shift production, per Nikkei Asia.
The bIg takeaway: Vietnam is already Apple’s most important production hub outside of China, producing a range of flagship products. But it’s unlikely that Apple can or will shift iPhone production over from China anytime soon. 
Despite short-term challenges like building new factories in Vietnam, hiring staff, and maintaining quality standards, diversifying production can ensure more consistent output and less reliance on China. 
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