Apple contractor Foxconn plans to migrate some of its MacBook production from China to Vietnam by mid-2023 to meet Apple’s call for diversifying supply chains, Nikkei Asia reported on Tuesday. Apple currently ships 20 million to 24 million MacBooks annually, with production located in Chengdu and Shanghai, the report said. Apple had asked Foxconn to assemble MacBooks in Southeast Asian regions as early as May this year and Foxconn has been working on production relocation to Vietnam for two years, setting up a test production line in the country. After the production transitions, all of Apple’s high-end products would have one more production location outside China: iPhones in India, Apple Watches, iPads, and MacBooks in Vietnam, people with direct knowledge of this matter told the media outlet. Foxconn was the exclusive maker of iPhone 14 Pro models. Its Zhengzhou facility took a hit by Covid resurgence and strict control measures since late October, resulting in a sharp drop in capacity utilization to 20% in November. The plant is expected to recover to full production later this month to early January as China loosens Covid restrictions earlier this month. [Nikkei Asia]