In the morning news, according to foreign media macrumors, some users have received the AirPods Pro with the words “Assembled in Vietnam” printed on the charging case, which also proves that AirPods Pro has started production in Vietnam.
Apple has been seeking to increase the geographic diversity of the supply chain, and moving the production of the AirPods series product line to Vietnam is an important step for Apple.
According to reports, Apple began trial production of ordinary AirPods in Vietnam nearly a year ago. In December last year, it was reported that Apple AirPods suppliers are seeking financing to expand production. Just two weeks ago, “Nikkei News” reported that mass production of ordinary AirPods in Vietnam had begun in March.
“The mass production of AirPods in Vietnam started as early as March.” An insider revealed. “Vietnamese officials even issued special licenses for Apple AirPods assemblers to help the company introduce engineers to facilitate production during the cut-off period.” Subsequently, Vietnam began to relax some cut-off measures at the end of April.
“Nikkei News” said at the time that the production transfer did not include the higher-end AirPods Pro, but now it seems that AirPods Pro has indeed begun production in Vietnam, because it includes Twitter user @alixrezax and some other netizens. When they arrived at their AirPods Pro, the charging case was clearly marked with “Assembled in Vietnam”. It seems that the production of AirPods Pro in Vietnam has indeed begun.
Vietnam has always been the main area for Apple ’s audio accessories production. Old products such as Apple ’s wired headset EarPods are also produced in Vietnam, and there seems to be no signs of slowing down. In fact, there were reports earlier this week that Apple ’s headset AirPods Studio will be produced in Vietnam from the beginning, and shipments are expected to begin in June or July.
Apple’s product line in Vietnam may also involve the iPhone. According to DigiTimes, Apple has asked iPhone manufacturing partners to expand production in India and Vietnam. The main partner Foxconn already has a large number of assembly facilities in Vietnam.
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