Quartz reports today:
Apple has asked two of its major product assemblers, Foxconn and Pegatron, to explore the possibility of manufacturing future iPhones in the US, Nikkei reported Thursday, Nov. 17 (Friday morning in Japan).
I can see the attraction for Apple. It prevents Apple becoming a casualty of a trade war between China and the USA.
I can see Apple being happy on at least one count that Trump won the election. It gives Apple a further reason to be cautious about having all its production in China and a reason to react rather than being seen to act disrespectfully towards China without reason.
I wonder whether Tim Cook mooted manufacturing in India when he visited the country in May?