For the past 20 years, Foxconn has developed products for Apple. Started with the iMac in 2000 it continued with the launch of the iPhone, when synergies became closer. Foxconn Industries has hundreds of thousands of employees just working to collect iPhones, iPads, Macs, and their own devices.
But, obviously, Apple didn't want to rely entirely on one supplier, and has been working closely with other companies for a long time. For its most important product, the iPhone, so far it had just introduced a new supplier: Pegatron.
Now, according to It's a Nikkei site, Apple would try to have Chinese company Luxshare begin partnering with them at a meeting with the iPhone to compete with Foxconn and Pegatron.
Today, Luxshare is already making AirPods. And according to Nikkei, they will be buying a part from Catcher, an appendix that already makes metal cases for various Apple products. At Apple, the provider of a third-party endpoint provider provided the opportunity to cut prices and increase profits.
First article published in MacWorld Sweden.