Apple Supplier Foxconn Sees Surge in April Sales, Thanks to Strong iPhone Demand

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May 06, 2024 12:30 PM EDT

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Foxconn, Apple's leading manufacturer of iPhones, has announced a surge in revenue for April 2024, marking its best performance ever for that month, according to Reuters.

The increase, nearly one-fifth higher than in April 2023, is attributed in part to the unexpectedly high demand for iPhones. Despite a previous revenue drop reported by its parent company, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, due to slowing iPhone demand in Q1 of 2024, Foxconn has rebounded strongly, achieving record-high sales figures for April. 

With this, Foxconn is reporting a 19% year-over-year revenue growth, with April 2024 sales reaching $15.8 billion, up from $13.3 billion in the same period last year.

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Apple's Contribution to Foxconn's Revenue

Apple, a long-standing and strategic partner, remains a major contributor to Foxconn's revenue, accounting for over 50%. However, the company's diversification efforts have also played a significant role in its success, as reported by Apple Insider. This balanced approach to revenue generation underscores Foxconn's strategic planning and ability to adapt to market changes.  

April marks the beginning of preparations for the production of the next iPhone range, contributing to the revenue surge. Foxconn's strong performance also coincides with Apple's better-than-expected sales in China for the quarter. VCPost noted that iPhone sales did not surge as hoped but did not dip past low expectations.

Despite challenges, including a 10% revenue drop in Q1 of 2024 and occasional setbacks in diversification efforts, such as the withdrawal from a joint processor venture in India, Foxconn has continued to expand its operations. For now, the manufacturing company is focusing on building server racks for AI data center farms.

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