According to the Wall Street Journal report at noon Beijing time today, relevant sources revealed that Apple and its suppliers in India have set a new goal: to produce in India every year in the next 2-3 years. More than 50 million iPhones have been sold, with tens of millions more planned to be produced.
If this target is achieved, India will account for a quarter of global iPhone production and further expand its share by the end of this decade. But at the same time, China will remain the world’s largest iPhone producer.
The report also said that Foxconn is currently building a factory in southern India that is expected to be operational in April next year, with the goal of producing 20 million iPhones and other devices per year in the next two to three years. In addition, Foxconn also plans to build a second factory of similar size locally.
According to a Bloomberg report on Thursday local time, Indian company Tata Group also plans to build a “large-scale” factory to produce Apple devices. The plant is expected to have 50,000 workers, 20 assembly lines and be operational within the next 12-18 months, it said.
According to previous reports, the Financial Times quoted people familiar with the matter as saying that Apple has notified suppliers that it prefers to purchase batteries for the iPhone 16 series phones from Indian factories. This move is in line with Apple’s diversified supply chain strategy. .
It is reported that Apple encourages battery manufacturers, including China’s Desai, to build new factories in India. In addition, Indian Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on the The 180-acre facility produces lithium-ion battery cells for iPhones made in India.