Mexico, Malaysia, and Indonesia are also other places considered for manufacturing purposes. The company designs and sells most of its products in the USA, but imports them from China after assembly.
Raising US import tariffs on Chinese goods further puts Apple's competitive position worldwide under pressure.
So what do you think of this scenario? Reports from India this year also said that Apple would start producing its iPhone X in India later this year with help from its biggest manufacturing partner Foxconn.
Apple's letter was released as a seven-day hearing over the Trump administration's threatened additional 25-percent tariffs on 300 billion USA dollars' worth of Chinese products enters its fourth day, when representatives from chemical, health and bicycle industries, among others, gathered to make comments on the proposed tariff increase.
Apple, which according to some reports is considering moving some production of iPhones and other goods from China to India or other countries, said the proposed tariff list "covers all of Apple's major products", including iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods and AppleTV.
Sri Lanka win by 20 runs
In batting, Sri Lanka too have to address their vulnerability in the middle order which saw them collapse in every match so far. Lasith Malinga grabbed four wickets as Sri Lanka stunned England to triumph in a tense, low-scoring thriller at Headingley.
Sources said a group of over 30 people have been dispersed from Apple's capital studies team to negotiate plans for production with the governments and the suppliers over the monetary incentives which could be offered to lure Apple manufacturers.
"A new direction is moving on from being "a phone company" into more advanced fields of business", says Digital Journal. The company, which assembles most of Apple's iPhones, said earlier this month that it has enough capacity outside China to produce all the devices the company sells in the U.S.
Growing risks from its heavy dependence on manufacturing in China have been cited as Apple's reason to consider such an option.
The tech company warned the USA government against going ahead with the proposed imposition of up to 25% tariffs on another $300 billion worth of goods from China, in comments posted on 17 June on a government website and reported by Reuters. According to an analyst, the impact could be for Apple's most popular model, the iPhone XR.
The U.S. tech giant asked "major suppliers" to evaluate the feasibility of such a migration, the newspaper cited multiple sources as saying.