Although Apple continues to diversify its manufacturing among India and Vietnam, the Cupertino MacBook maker is still bringing Chinese firms into its MacBook supply chain.
Much of the news we report these days concerns Apple’s efforts to diversify its manufacturing base to reduce its reliance on Chinese firms. However, a new report from IT Home (via AppleInsider) says Apple has also taken steps to spread its MacBook manufacturing among additional suppliers in China.
The report says Wentai Technology has been mass-producing Apple’s MacBook Pro since the end of 2022. That production capacity is reportedly increasing quite quickly, and the company is increasing its labor force.
Citing the China Securities Network, and unspecified sources within the supply chain, the report says that Apple wants to eventually have Wentai make 10% of the MacBook Pro’s total. Apple is said to be aiming for Foxconn to make 35%, while Quanta will produce 55%.
Apple is also expected to gradually move the production of its 13-inch MacBook Air laptop to Wentai’s factory in Kunming, southwest China.