Apple has directed Foxconn to move some iPad and MacBook manufacturing volume to Vietnam, according to Reuters reports.
The new changes are set to commence production in the first quarter of next year at Foxconn’s Bac Giang province.
The report doesn’t specify which model of iPad and MacBook that will be assembled in Vietnam, nor what percentage of Apple’s total production will shift out of China.
Nevertheless, Nikkei earlier reports hinted that Foxconn is planning a $270 million investment in Vietnam to expand its manufacturing capacity. The Taiwanese company is said to be moving more than 30 percent of its production lines outside China.