Apple Plans to Increase Production of Latest iPhones in India, Aims for 25% of Devices to be Manufactured in the Country
In a major win for India, Apple may produce as much as 25% of its new iPhones in the country this year, according to India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry. The 2023 iPhone is set to launch this fall, and rumors suggest that Apple has already begun early production of the iPhone 15 with its supplier Foxconn. Reports indicate that Apple is eager to establish manufacturing lines in India as quickly as possible, in order to manufacture new iPhones in India shortly after production begins at Foxconn’s facilities in China. Foxconn will also operate the India facilities.
While Apple has not yet confirmed these claims, it is no secret that the company has been looking to reduce its reliance on the iPhone supply chain in China for some time. The December quarter of 2022 saw Apple rush to establish new iPhone manufacturing outside of China, as the holiday shopping season saw the highly coveted iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max largely unavailable as Christmas gifts.