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Apple taps China's Luxshare to develop augmented reality device

Reliance on a Chinese supplier for first-gen gadget a first for iPhone maker

Apple is tapping key suppliers to help make its upcoming augmented reality devices a success. (Source photos by Reuters and AP)

TAIPEI -- Apple has chosen China's Luxshare to help develop augmented reality devices, Nikkei Asia has learned, the first time the iPhone maker has tapped a Chinese supplier for a first-generation product.

Luxshare, China's rapidly rising tech manufacturing champion, has taken over the AR development team in Shanghai that was previously owned by Taiwan's Pegatron, according to five people with knowledge of the matter.

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