Apple Expected to Move 25% of All iPhone Production to India by 2025

Apple will move 25% of its entire iPhone production line to India by 2025 as it looks to diversify its supply chain, JP Morgan analysts said (via Reuters).

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Apple currently produces some ‌iPhone‌ models in India, including the iPhone 13 and soon the iPhone 14. Apple's supply chain remains highly concentrated in China, but the company has made efforts to move suppliers and production lines elsewhere.

JP Morgan analysts believe that by late 2022, 5% of ‌iPhone 14‌ production will be moved to India, with a significant shift taking place three years later. In addition to moving 25% of ‌iPhone‌ production to India by 2025, the analysts expect Apple to move 25% of other product lines outside of China, including AirPods, Mac, Apple Watch, and iPad.

Apple suppliers, including Foxconn, have invested heavily in India with supply chain infrastructure, factories, and training, for the last several years. Apple is expected to begin production of ‌iPhone 14‌ models in India in the coming weeks, but the company's high priority on secrecy has reportedly complicated plans.

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Top Rated Comments

Luap Avatar
1 week ago
"Looks to diversify its supply chain"

More like slowly tip toeing away from China..
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tomtad Avatar
1 week ago
CHYNA!!

It's a good idea to diversify the supply chain
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BootsWalking Avatar
1 week ago
If there's cheap labor to be had Apple is there!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dampfnudel Avatar
1 week ago
Moving all or most iPhone production out of China would be a very wise move. Samsung moved all smartphone production out of China in the event China invades Taiwan and sanctions on China means no iPhone will be allowed into the US if it was made in China.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dampfnudel Avatar
1 week ago

Globalism might already be dead and companies having production in far East will run into trouble. Production needs to move back home asap, that goes for all of the West.
The pandemic along with Russia’s decision to go full crazy and China saber rattling every chance they get on Taiwan hopefully has opened the eyes of every CEO in the US, Europe and beyond that it’s crucial to diversify your manufacturing and if possible bring production home (or as close as possible). Globalism isn’t dead yet, but it’s definitely on life support at the moment. If it gets out of the ICU remains to be seen based on the winds coming out of various regions of the world.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jimbobb24 Avatar
1 week ago

All this talk about you can’t manufacture in the US because the US has lost all its manufacturing engineering and infrastructure. Only Asia has that technology.

There couldn’t have been any more manufacturing expertise in India than in the US. Typical corporate lies.
All that talk is also nonsense. The US still is one of biggest manufacturing countries in the world. I think China only recently overtook US. What has changed is the US doesn’t have as many manufacturing jobs (which is what the statistic is usually about). The US does huge manufacturing with less people using machines and technology instead.

The reason people go to other countries is because our regulations make it too expensive to hire low skilled workers.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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