President Donald Trump says that the Apple iPhone will be made in the US, as the Chinese contract manufacturer, Foxconn, opens a factory in Wisconsin.
So far -- since the iconic smartphone was launched in 2007 -- Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has used Foxconn Electronics Inc. in China as the device manufacturer. Foxconn said in July 2017 that it would open a flat screen plant in Wisconsin, and construction is supposed to break ground this year.
"They're going to build them here, they're going to build other things here too," President Trump told Wall Street Journal reporters about the iPhone in a long interview held on Thursday.
"Now we need people because they're going to have thousands of people working, it's going to be a -- you know -- that's the company that makes the Apple iPhone," Trump said of Foxconn.
Trump's comments came to light after a dispute with the Wall Street Journal over the president's comments on North Korean Kim Jung-Un, published in the original article. The WSJ reacted by releasing audio and the full transcription of the interview, in which the presdent made the comments on Foxconn and the iPhone.
— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading