A key iPhone maker is considering moving production of the smartphone to the United States, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.

“Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.,” the Nikkei Asian Review reported, citing a source.

“Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns.”

Apple declined to comment when contacted by CNBC. However, Apple has long said the barrier to moving iPhone production to the U.S. is expertise, in addition to cost.

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