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Pegatron looks to cure its Apple smartphone dependency

Taiwan contract maker explores AR and robots as US-China trade war takes toll

Pegatron Chairman Tung Tzu-hsien models new AR glasses to journalists in May as he looks forward to a future less dependent on the whims of the smartphone market.

TAIPEI -- Hit by slumping iPhone sales and a festering trade war, Pegatron, the world's second-biggest contract electronics manufacturer, is looking to diversify away from its core business of making Apple's gadgets.

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