Beijing time on the evening of May 8, according tomedia reports, affected by the new corona virus outbreak, Apple will this quarter some of the AirPods wireless headset production tasks to Vietnam. Apple will move about 30 percent of its base version of the AirPods (about 3 million to 4 million) to Production in Vietnam, the report said. Analysts said the move would further diversify Apple’s supply chain.
In fact, last June there were reports that Apple was interested in piloting AirPods in Vietnam and asked suppliers to consider moving 15 to 30 percent of production from China to other parts of Southeast Asia.
Apple has yet to comment.
Analysts also point out that, however, China remains a key market for Apple and continues to play a major production center.