According to Wall Street Journal sources, Apple will work with Quanta Computer Inc., out of a factory near Shanghai. This facility is close to other Apple vendors, which can help the company reduce shipping costs, and production costs in China remain much lower than those in the US. Apple has a long-standing relationship with Quanta, which makes MacBooks and Apple smartwatches on their other facilities.
The decision to move the Mac Pro production to China even escalates as trade tensions between the Trump administration and China. The proposed 25 percent import tariffs from China will affect all of Apple's largest units. The company has asked vendors to study the changing fitting of some products out of China, and Foxconn said it could produce US-bound iPhones outside of China, if necessary.