Apple has long been intent on significantly reduce its dependence on the Chinese production chain. The Cupertino house, in fact, fears to remain involved in the commercial clash between the United States and China, which is why since last year it has begun to discuss with its suppliers in order to move part of the supply chain outside the Chinese borders.
It seems that more and more companies are following Cupertino's plans, according to what is learned from a new report published by DigiTimes; one of these is Catcher Technology, which deals with the chassis of several Apple products. According to rumors, it appears that Catcher it is even trying to sell its infrastructure on Chinese soil, in order to amortize part of the costs that will have to be incurred for the transfer of the production chain to Southeast Asia.
China will continue to represent – still for some time – one of the focal points of the production of electronic devices on a global scale, however the uncertainty triggered by the trade war has set in motion a process of removal which is now impossible to stop. The delocalization of the production chain, in fact, could represent an important for many companies message of reliability for potential customers who do not want to risk seeing their products involved in the clash between the USA and China.