Japanese media: Mainland Chinese companies continue to improve in Apple supply chain position

The U.S. company is ramping up production of its new wireless headset, the AirPods Pro,media said. Due to the bright sales performance, monthly production will increase to twice the initial target of 2 million pairs. The headset is currently produced entirely by mainland Chinese enterprises. It can be said that the status of mainland Chinese enterprises in the technology supply chain is still improving.

Japanese media: Mainland Chinese companies continue to improve in Apple supply chain position

The Japan Economic News website reported on November 28th that several supply chain sources had revealed the news. Apple first launched its wireless headset, the AirPods, in 2016, and the AirPods Pro, a high-end model that is actively noise-cancelling, by the end of October 2019. “Orders have risen to at least 2m from an initial monthly production of 1m to 2m due to increased demand,” said one source.

Japanese media: Mainland Chinese companies continue to improve in Apple supply chain position

Reported that the relevant people pointed out that Apple from the beginning commissioned mainland Chinese companies to manufacture important new products “very rare.” Previously, it was commissioned by Hong Hai Precision and other Taiwan contract enterprises, and then some orders were distributed to mainland enterprises. The chinese company was able to break apple’s practice “because of the high quality and productivity,” suppliers said.

Reported that mainland Chinese companies in Apple’s supply chain continued to improve the presence of the sense. According to a study of Apple’s 200 major suppliers in 2018 by Japan Economic News, there are 41 companies in Mainland China and Hong Kong, surpassing the number of U.S. and Japanese suppliers and second only to Taiwan.

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