Pressure from the Trump administration is not the only challenge facing Apple. Sales for its latest fiscal year, which ended September 24, 2016, fell to $215.6 billion from $233.7 billion in fiscal 2015. There is concern that the market is increasingly saturated for mobile phones such as the iPhone, which accounts for 60% of Apple sales. Moreover, observers point to differentiation diminishing between that iconic device and competitors’ phones.

That leads to another criticism – that in the post-Steve Jobs era, Apple has lost some of its innovation edge. Some observers claim that while Apple has produced a steady stream of incremental improvements to its iPhone and other products, it has failed to develop its “next big thing.” The firm’s only major new product in recent years, the Apple Watch, has failed to cause much impact. Some say the reason for this lies with CEO Tim Cook.

Tech entrepreneur and educator Steve Blank, for instance, wrote on his blog that while Jobs was a disruptive visionary, Cook is a master of execution.

“The problem is that a supply chain CEO who lacks a passion for products and has yet to articulate a personal vision of where…Apple will go is ill equipped to make the right organizational, business model and product bets to bring those to market,” Blank wrote.

Apple’s innovation suffered the first time Jobs left the company, notes George Haley, a professor of Marketing and director of the Center for International Industry Competitiveness at the University of New Haven. But Haley says the problem lies less with Cook than it does with Apple’s decision to outsource its manufacturing from the U.S. He says over time, outsourcing from its own factories to suppliers in China has eroded Apple’s ability to innovate. Moreover, he warns that Apple is dependent on Chinese manufacturing and that could be perilous at a time when government leaders have said they want China to become the leader in mobile communications.

Still, there are signs that Apple may be looking at ways to mitigate the risk of being so heavily dependent on Chinese manufacturing. Apple is negotiating with the Indian government to produce iPhones there, reportedly through Wistron Corp. India is a rapidly growing market which Apple has barely tapped but it also provides the tech giant with a new and perhaps more predictable manufacturing base.

In addition to the manufacturing of its high-end Mac Pro computers at a factory operated by Flextronics in Austin, Texas, Apple appears to be gearing up to manufacture servers for its growing cloud business. According to a Business Insider report, Apple will manufacture servers at a Mesa, Ariz., facility it has leased and use the servers at the Mesa facility and at its other data centers.

Do these limited moves indicate a return for Apple to volume manufacturing in the United States? As always, the company is tight-lipped about its future plans. The answer to that question may well depend on the business conditions that President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress establish in the coming months.