Foxconn, one of Apple’s main suppliers and responsible for assembling the iPhone in China, is preparing to be able to manufacture electric vehicles in North America. As of now, it’s unclear whether in the United States or Mexico, but what is clear is that Apple car speculation is through the roof.
Apple Car “another rumor” for Foxconn
When the company announced its plans to land in the Americas, it was asked if this electric vehicle manufacturing was an order from Apple. When asked, the CEO of Foxconn replied that the Apple Car is “still a rumor”,
Foxconn is testing locations in Wisconsin, as well as Mexico, and will choose the location before the end of 2021. With that, the Chinese giant will be ready to manufacture cars on American soil. It should be noted that Foxconn already produces components for electric cars for other manufacturers. It’s also important to keep in mind that when a few months ago we learned of the conversations between Apple and Hyundai for making a possible Apple Car through a statement from the company, those conversations ceased. .
Apple is very careful to protect its projects for the future. Foxconn is no stranger to the ever-growing Apple car rumors, and we can’t rule out that they know, under necessary confidentiality agreements, much more than we can. In any case, it is clear that opening a manufacturing line in America, especially in the United States, would be a big advocate for the conglomerate that would bypass tariffs and simplify the approval process
Manufacturing plans on American soil that would pave the way for an option for the Apple car.
If, a few days ago, Bloomberg claimed that Magna, a Canadian manufacturer, or Foxconn itself, could be the ideal candidate to make the Apple car, the company’s decision to make its way onto American soil is a clear one to watch
The truth is that the thousands of pieces that make up the Apple Car puzzles are quite weak. The truth is, Apple must be honored: to keep in the utmost secrecy, with all the interest that the company generates, such a titanic project (note the pun) is quite an achievement.
Let’s see if, at an upcoming corporate event in a few years, we see a car driving through Apple Park on its way to the Steve Jobs Theater in the Keynote intro video. Without a doubt, it’s clear that Apple intends to surprise us, both us and our potential competitors, and indeed the entire auto industry, with its self-driving car proposition.