Foxconn has grown very much in the tailwind of Apple's success but it appears the company is now looking to make its business sustainable, even if Apple should become less successful.
According to Digitimes, Apple currently accounts for more than 40 percent of Foxconn's sales, which is a windfall in good times but a problem that could bring down the company to its knees should Apple begin to pull orders or experience problems on its own. Not surprisingly, Foxconn may be looking to diversify its revenue base with other high volume products.
Digitimes said that it may be a tough task to replace Apple's volume of orders and dramatically reduce the dependency on the iPad and iPhone maker. Since Foxconn would need a volume similar to that of Samsung's phones and tablets to accomplish that task, we would even go a step further and state that it will be nearly impossible to replace Apple's volume in the short term.
Apple is reportedly still diversifying its production base to its dependence on Foxconn as the major product assembler.