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Trade war

Exclusive: Apple turns to China to double AirPods Pro production

US tech giant's usual suppliers take fright at missing the 'hearables' boom

AirPods Pro on display at an Apple store in Shanghai: The wireless earbuds, which offer noise cancellation, are made in China by a Chinese company, Luxshare. (Nikkei montage/Getty Images).

TAIPEI -- Apple will use a "wolflike" Chinese manufacturer to meet surging consumer demand for its AirPods Pro wireless earphones even as the California-based company has lobbied Washington for tariff relief amid the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute, the Nikkei Asian Review has learned.

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