The expansion of Foxconn's investment in Vietnam may lead to the eventual production of iPhones in the country.
Vietnam is one of Apple’s fastest growing markets, but Apple still hasn't listed Vietnam among the markets where new-generation iPhones will hit soon.
Retailers have slashed prices for Galaxy Note 8, S9, Sony Xperia XZ2, BlackBerry Key 2 and old-generation iPhones as new iPhones have arrived in Vietnam, while genuine 2018 iPhones will hit the shelves soon.
The Vietnam Competition Authority (VCA), under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said it would supervise the slowing down of older iPhones taking into account the interest of Vietnamese customers.
Customs officers in Ho Chi Minh City Friday (August 25) said they had just seized the largest postal package of iPhones and iPads smuggled from the US.
Authorities in Vietnam's northern province of Quang Ninh have arrested a Chinese woman for attempting to smuggle 140 iPhones into the country, a local newspaper reported.
If Apple considers Vietnam an important market in the future, it is very likely to set up stores, and if so, sales agents will be able to buy iPhones and iPads directly from Apple Vietnam instead of importing from Apple Singapore.