Apple is stepping up efforts to move more iPhone production out of China, according to an unnamed “senior industry executive” cited by an Indian newspaper. mintApple claims it will likely triple the amount of iPhones assembled in India over the next two years.
Apple is working to diversify its supply chain by reducing its reliance on China. Efforts have been slowed by a lack of “highly skilled talent and individuals with the expertise to build highly complex devices” outside of China..
Apple is looking to significantly expand local manufacturing capacity across India, with the company tripling its production of iPhones assembled in India, according to a report citing three people with knowledge of the plan. Aiming to be In addition to moving some of the iPad production out of China for the first time.
The paywall report said Apple is “seeking to ramp up output from India…. could more than triple its target for this year.”
Apple currently has top 3 manufacturing partners producing smartphones in India. These are Wistron, Foxconn, and Pegatron. The company has slowly expanded its manufacturing activities in India in recent years, Countries are assembling iPhone 14s in small batchesand some older iPhone models such as iPhone 13 and iPhone SE.
Earlier reports suggested that Apple aims to produce 25% of all iPhones in India by 2025, with trade tensions between the US and China a key driver during this move. It is