“It’s not true that the iPhone is not manufactured in the US,” Tim Cook said in an interview with CNBC and Recode. As he said, people, as a rule, look, where the device was collected, however assembly and manufacture are different things. The head of Apple stressed that the components for smartphones are manufactured by American companies.
These are the protective glasses, the Face ID module, as well as many components. Then they go abroad, to the Foxconn and Pegatron factories in China, where finished products come off the assembly lines.
Tim Cook noted that the company looks calmly at pressure from the government, which requires increasing the number of jobs with the US: “We have been doing this for a long time.”
In November 2017, experts from iFixit traditionally disassembled Apple’s new mobile phone, the iPhone X, and then compiled a report on component manufacturers. They were American Qualcomm, Intel, Skyworks Solutions, NXP Semiconductors, Broadcom, Cirrus Logic, Texas Instruments, as well as Japanese Toshiba and French-Italian STMicroelectronics. The report for some reason did not mention Samsung as a manufacturer of displays.