Apple working with more domestic suppliers to produce iPhone 13 Pro

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Apple working with more domestic suppliers to produce iPhone 13 Pro

- Apple Inc is working with more domestic suppliers to produce its latest iPhones, the Nikkei newspaper said on Wednesday as a tech feud stemming from a trade war with China prompts Beijing to strengthen its nuclear firms.

Luxshare Precision Industry Co Ltd is set to build up to 3% of the upcoming iPhone 13 series, and two firms acquired last year will supply key parts and components for the latest iPhones, the paper said citing sources familiar with the matter.

Lens Tech Co Ltd will supply metal casings and BOE Tech Group Co Ltd will supply rear camera lenses, the paper they describe on their website, with Sunny Optical Tech Group Co Ltd also supplying components.

Luxshare won orders over its Taiwanese competitors Foxconn and Pegatron Corp and will begin designing iPhone 13 Pro next month, the paper said.

Reuters reported that Foxconn set up a task force to fight the growing clout of Chinese electronics manufacturer Luxshare to study it the company was supported, among other concerns, by any Chinese government entity.

Last month, Apple forecast slowing revenue growth as a global chip shortage starts to affect iPhone production.