Foxconn rival Luxshare is reportedly the sole assembly partner for Apple’s Vision Pro headset, and a new report says it won the privilege by showing flexibility while the new device was being prototyped.
Although Apple has not publicly confirmed that Luzshare is its sole assembly partner for the Vision Pro, a new Financial Times profile of the firm repeats the claims and says Luxshare has been steadily improving its relationship with Apple since it first began manufacturing simple connectors for the iPhone maker back in 2011.
The Shenzhen, China company reportedly worked closely with Apple during the development of the Vision Pro, working through numerous manufacturing issues of the complex device.
The Financial Times report includes a quote from an unspecified supply chain worker as saying that Luxshare’s growing relationship with Apple is in part by how it has been prepared to test “crazy” ideas in its factories.
Luxshare co-founder Grace Wang was one of the first workers on Foxconn’s initial production lines in 1988. Wang is now chairperson of Luxshare, which had annual revenue of $30 billion in 2022.
Described an unnamed but long-time employee as “attentive and strong,” Wang has also led Luxshare into diversifying away from its home China base. Luxshare is expected to begin producing the iPhone 16 Pro Max in 2024.