Apple holding off on Vietnam iPhone assembly over workers’ living conditions

Apple is considering the possibility of bringing iPhone manufacturing to Vietnam, a report claims, after the Cupertino company visited a factory owned by assembly partner Luxshare to check the conditions of the facility.

Representatives from Apple visited Luxshare over the summer to check out the facility’s quick construction and viability for iPhone production, according to Luxshare Foreign Affairs Manager Tang Due Bang. Local reports cites Bang as claiming the factory in Van Trung Industrial Park was inspected to ensure it was the right scale, had the correct facilities, and the available investment capital to start iPhone assembly.”The Apple side continually surveyed the workshop of Luxshare in Bac Giang on iPhone production conditions,” said Bang. “Apple Corporation is impressed by the speed at which our fast facility is built here. At the same time, through practical research, Apple highly appreciates the potential in Bac Giang province and hard-working workers.”

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