Apple headphones to be produced in Vietnam: report

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Apple is expected to produce its anticipated over-ear headphones in Vietnam, according to a Tuesday report by The Information.

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It would be the first time Apple has manufactured a new product in Vietnam as U.S.-China trade tensions run high during the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Information.

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The new headphones will be different from the over-ear Beats headphones that Apple already offers. The new product will have a stronger focus on touch-control technology, Bloomberg reports.

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Apple did not respond to inquiries from FOX Business.

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Chinese acoustic components company Goertek and Chinese hardware company Luxshare would reportedly produce the product in Vietnam, though some of the headphones would also be produced in China.

A supervisor holds an Apple Inc. iPad as he checks employees' names during roll call at a Pegatron Corp. factory in Shanghai, China, on April 15, 2016. (Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Nikkei Asian Review also reported on May 8 that "millions" of the tech giant's wireless earphones called AirPods will be made in Vietnam during the second quarter of 2020.

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