F . CrewSeptember 22, 2022, 13:34:26 IST
Apple will start making the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Max in India very soon. The Cupertino-based tech giant has planned to move a large part of its production facilities from China and slowly to countries like India, about two months after the iPhone 14 series was launched.
However, they decided to postpone this step by two weeks and will start making new iPhones in India soon than expected.
A new report from JP Morgan says that by 2025, India will produce at least 25 percent of all new iPhones sold in the world.
India is getting more and more important to Apple As a second major manufacturing hub, the company continues its efforts to reduce its dependence on China.
Apple relies heavily on China as a manufacturing and assembly center. The large ecosystem of suppliers that originated in the country made the production of Apple products a tightly integrated process, difficult to replicate elsewhere.
However, it is becoming increasingly clear that Apple’s reliance on China is now the company’s biggest responsibility. The iPhone maker is forced to comply with laws that directly conflict with the company’s stated values.
Moreover, it has seen production disruption due to the trade wars with the US and the COVID-19 shutdown. There are also growing tensions between China and Taiwan, a country that is home to some of Apple’s major suppliers.
Apple has been making iPhones in India since 2017 when Foxconn started making the original SE at the Tamil Nadu factory. The units are manufactured for the domestic market only. However, it has since added new models and started exporting Indian-made iPhones globally.
Not only iPhones, but the report also claims that about 25 percent of all Apple products, such as iPads, Apple Watch, AirPods, Macs, etc., will be moved out of China by 2025.
Indian companies also want to get in on the action and start making iPhones. Bloomberg recently reported that Tata Group is in talks with Wistron about a joint venture to assemble iPhones. Wistron was the company that started building the iPhone SE in India in 2017.