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iPhone Production Is Probably Never Coming to the United States

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We ve covered the reasons why making an iPhone in the US doesn t make sense before, but a new report from The New York Times highlights a new factor: Huge incentives and concessions made by the Chinese government.

The Times report profiles a Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou, China.

It s the world s largest iPhone facility, making about half of all iPhones globally.

What s notable about the factory isn t its scale, but how much money the Chinese government has given Foxconn to make the factory the ideal place to make iPhones.

The Times was unable to pinpoint exactly how much the Chinese government has given for the Zhengzhou plant, but it reports:

The confidential government records obtained by The Times detail multiple meetings over several years in which Zhengzhou city officials discussed their support for iPhone production, calling the benefits a preferential policy.

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