One of President-elect Trump s pre-election promises was to make Apple manufacture its products on US soil instead of China.
Now that the Republican is on his way to the White House, such a move could be possible - and it seems an Apple manufacturing partner has been preparing for it.
According to Japanese website Nikkei Asian Review, Apple asked the two firms that assemble the iPhone - Foxconn and Pegatron - to look into assembling the devices in America back in June.
Pegatron is said to have rejected the idea due to the increased costs, whereas Foxconn has been studying the possibility of opening US-based facilities.
"Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.," an anonymous source told the publication.
"Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns."